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J. Pitts, Collection of ballads, songsheets

J. Pitts, Collection of ballads, songsheets

Catalogued as follows in MNCAT, the online catalogue of the University of Minnesota Libraries:

Title: Collection of ballads, songsheets.
Published: <Edinburgh? : J. Pitts, 1805-1840?>.
Description: 2 v. ; 26-28 cm.
Subjects, Library of Congress (Use s=):
  Ballads, English.
  Broadsides--England.
Contributors: Pitts, J.
Notes: Title supplied; imprint dates taken from dealer's catalogue (Elkin Mathews. Catalog 98, item 38. 1944). The collection is composed of 216 broadside ballads. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ LOCATION: CALL NUMBER: STATUS:
WILSON Rare Books Quarto 820.1 Z (Non-Circulating)

For most of the ballads included in this collection the city of publication was in fact London, not Edinburgh. See Leslie Shepard, John Pitts: Ballad Printer of Seven Dials, London 1765-1844 (London: Private Libraries Association, 1969).

Selected ballads from this collection:


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Michael Hancher
Department of English, University of Minnesota
URL: <http://umn.edu/home/mh/pitts.html>
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Created 15 May 1997
Revised 30 June 1997

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