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Title: The Percy Letters : The Correspondence of Thomas Percy and Richard Farmer
Description: U S A, Louisiana State University Press. 1946, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Correspondence between two noted 18th Century literary greats. Thomas Percy (1729 - 1811) was Bishop of Dromore, County Down, Ireland. Before being made bishop, he was chaplain to George III. Percy's greatest contribution is considered to be his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765), the first of the great ballad collections, which was the one work most responsible for the ballad revival in English poetry that was a significant part of the Romantic movement. Dr Richard Farmer (1735-1797) was a Shakespearean scholar and Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. CONDITION Brown bds with bright gilt title, pp xviii 218. Very nice copy, bright and crisp as new internally, slight edge speckling to bds, not worn, small abrasion to first blank from label removal, name in pencil to same. DJ has minor wear to spine ends and top tips, toned. Very Good/Very Good.


Price: US$ 165.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 15462

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