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Author Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911.

Title The Bab ballads : with which are included Songs of a Savoyard / by W.S. Gilbert ; with 350 illustrations by the author
Edition Sixth edition
Published London : Macmillan, 1904


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 ADPML SPC  820.8 G4668 A21/B 1904  LIB USE ONLY
Description xii, 563 pages : illustrations
Contents Includes indexes
Summary About thirty years since, several of "The Bab Ballads" (most of which had appeared, from time to time, in the pages of Fun) were collected by me, and published by Messrs. George Routledge and Sons. This volume passed through several editions, and, in due course, was followed by a second series under the title of "More Bab Ballads," which achieved a popularity equal to that of its predecessor. Subsequently, excerpts were made from these two volumes, and, under the title of "Fifty Bab Ballads," had a very considerable sale ; but I soon discovered that in making the selection for this volume I had discarded certain Ballads that were greater favourites with my readers than with me. Nevertheless this issue was followed by many editions, English and American, of "Bab Ballads," "More Bab Ballads," and "Fifty Bab Ballads," to the no little bewilderment of such of the public as had been good enough to concern themselves with my verses. So it became desirable (for our own private ends) that this confusion should be definately cleared up ; and thus it came to pass that a reissue of the two earlier collections, in one volume, was decided upon. -- Author's note
Bibliography Includes indexes
Notes LC copy has bookplate of Rouben Mamoulian. DLC
Subject Humorous poetry.
Wit and humor.
Genre/Form Humorous poetry.
Humorous poetry.
Author Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911. Songs of a Savoyard
LC no. 2011658165
ISBN 912007817X
Other Titles Songs of a savoyard
Songs of a Savoyard