Love in British Folk Song.

[Swift (John), illustrator]?

Love in British Folk Song.

Description: manuscript in ink, with 5 striking original painted illustrations, vestiges of pasted-in broadsheet reproduction at end of chapter 4, pp. 29, 8vo, morocco-backed boards, with linocut cover featuring wooded hillside and title, a few marks to rear board, slightly worn, good

Publication Details: [c.2005]

Notes: An unfinished examination of the nature, origins and form of the British folk song, which highlights the importance of oral transmission, defines the ballad structure and discusses modes and word-setting, drawing on the work of commentators and collectors such as Nina Epton, Baring-Gould, Cecil Sharp and Frank Kidson. From the library of John Swift, Emeritus Professor of Art Education at the University of Central England, Birmingham until his retirement in 2001. We suspect that Professor Swift illustrated the work, provided the cover design, and at the publishing house he established with his ...more

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Price: £250

Subject: Music

Published Date: [c.2005]

Stock Number: 63719

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