New York: Dodd Mead & Co., n.d. Hardcover. A handsome American edition of the beautiful early British ballads, many based on the great work of Francis James Child and his famous The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. The ballads are accompanied by the ethereal illustrations of Arthur Rackham. There are 16 mounted color plates and many black and white vignettes and ornaments. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover and gilt illustration to covers. Short tears to spine, bumping and signs of handling to binding. Decorated endpapers with bookplate of Ada M. Behl on front pastedown. Hinges tender but text block holding. Interior pages generally clean with three pages with plates reattached.Free front endpaper has a few spots of tape residue. Still a nice copy of this charming book. 170 pages. POETRY/082319. Very Good -.