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Anonymous. The Babes in the Wood containing A New Story of Their Adventurers. By a Lady.
Philadelphia & New York. Geo. S. Appleton & D. Appleton & Co. 1850.
(24mo), 14x 11cm, 64,p., book ads., with 6 engraved plate illustrations, in the original blind decorated brown cloth, gilt block titles on the upper cover repeated in blind on the bottom, some slight foxing, a very good sound copy (kds). cf. Osborne. V1, p21 & V2, 591 & 606. But not this edition. "The ballad has been a favourite for centuries. According to the Stationers' Register it was in print in 1593 and Thomas Percy recorded it in his "Reliques" in 1765.". Osborne v1, p21.