Title The Knight of Elle; a Scarce and Favourite Old Scotch Ballad
Binding No Binding
Book Condition Collectible-Very Good
Publisher Glasgow, Scotland Printed for the Booksellers
Seller ID 016236
Circa 1840-1850. Original chapbook, once bound, with illustration of a man in classical dress reaching forward., no. 38 under the publisher's information. One sheet of paper folded to make 8 pages, unopened. 3 3/4 x 6 inches. Chapbooks were an early form of popular literature, originating in the 16th century and fading out of use by the mid-19th century. They were cheaply printed booklets that "chapmen" would sell door to door or at fairs to the common people. This one contains a poem in ballad form about a young knight who rescues his beloved from an unwanted marriage to another.
CHAPBOOKS POPULAR LITERATURE POEMS BALLADS ROMANCES CC-45