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The Rump, or A Collection of Songs and Ballads, made upon those who would be a Parliament, and were but the rump of an House of Commons, five times dissolv'd
Printed for H. Brome, and H. Marsh, London, 1660. 24mo (6 x 3 3/4"). [1] leaf (Frontispiece), [6], 32, 7, [185]pp. Contemporary 3/4 calf over decorative paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Engraved frontispiece. Title page in red and black lettering. Publisher's device on title. Decorative headpieces. An unusual collection of Royalist rhymes, satires and so on, "The Rump, or A Collection of Songs and Ballads" is an expanded edition of "The importance of Ratts Rhimed to Death," published earlier in 1660, the year of the Restoration. This book is the first miscellany in English to be consciously devoted to street ballads, while the uniformly topical and political nature of the satires of which it is comprised marks it as the first true collection of what was shortly to become an immensely popular form of miscellany, the anthologized 'poems on affairs of state'" (Mark McDayter, online edition of Rump: An exact collection). For more information, see D. Wing's "A Short Title Catalogue," 2nd edition, 1972 (4850B). Binding rubbed along spine and joints. Ex-library bookplate on inside of front cover. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. Second edition completely revised and greatly expanded. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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