Irish Street Ballads
A lovely copy from 1956
First edition, fourth printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 13cm, 235pp.
Colm Ó Lochlainn was a printer and typographer, and collector of traditional Irish street ballads. This collection was first printed in 1939 and is illustrated with woodcuts from the original broadsheets. This collection contains 102 songs, many of them of antiquity, other from more recent times. As well as the illustrations, each song comes with the tune in musical form.
The book is in very good condition. The dustwrapper a little edgeworn but nevertheless in very good order. It has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.