The Hermit of Warkworth. A Northumberland Ballad. In three Fits…

The Hermit of Warkworth. A Northumberland Ballad. In three Fits or Cantos. by [PERCY, Thomas].
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~ The Hermit of Warkworth. A Northumberland Ballad. In three Fits or Cantos. London, Printed for T. Davies, and S. Leacroft Successor to C. Marsh. 1771.

4to (260 × 205 mm) in half-sheets, pp. [iii]–vii, [1], 52; with a large engraved title vignette by Taylor after Wale; without the half-title; upper corner of E2 torn away (no loss); the odd mark; recent marbled boards.

First edition of Percy’s attempt at an original Romantic ballad in the style of some of the pieces he earlier collected in the famous Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765). This is the issue with the postscript beginning on p. 49 and ‘sister’ (corrected by hand to ‘brother’) in the note on p. 22 Jackson, p. 8.

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