The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. London: Charles Tilt (‘and Mustapha Syried, Constantinople’), 1839
16mo (129 x 100mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE ("wine" for "vine" on page 13), half-title, engraved plate of music, 11 etched plates by George Cruikshank, 8pp. publisher’s advertisements at end, original green pictorial cloth, collector’s tan clot folding box, some spotting and browning
Eckel neatly summarises The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman in his section entitled 'Wrongly Ascribed Writings' noting that "…a rather potent argument attached itself to the 'Lord Bateman,' though strict proof is not at hand…" It is, apparently, "a fair compromise to state that Thackeray wrote the ballad and Dickens the preface and notes…"
Eckel, pp. 206-208
Oliver Brett (Lord Esher), bookplate, his sale, Sotheby's, 26 March 1946, lot 540
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