1st Edition

Bawdy Songbooks of the Romantic Period, Volume 4

    The songbooks of the 1830-40s were printed in tiny numbers, and small format so they could be hidden in a pocket, passed round or thrown away. Collectors have sought ‘these priceless chapbooks’, but only recently a collection of 49 songbooks has come to light. This collection represents almost all of the known songbooks from the period.


    Patrick Spedding, Paul Watt, Ed Cray