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Images and text from Some British Ballads illustrated by Arthur Rackham. No credit is given for whoever might have edited the collection; the ballads appear to be reprinted with minor changes (possibly errors) from Francis James Child’s The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, and indeed the book acknowledges that permission was given to do that.

I bought my copy from Olivier’s Booksop in Picton, Ontario, in May 2006.

Arthur Rackham, the famous illustrator of children’s books, died in 1939, more than 50 years ago, making the images out of copyright here in Canada; the book was published in the USA prior to 1922, and hence is in the public domain in the USA.

Title: Some British Ballads

Author: Rackham, Arthur

Published by: Dodd, Mead & Co.

City: New York

Date: 1919

Total items: 9

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Clerk Colvill (chapter head)]

Clerk Colvill (chapter head)

This black-and-white line illustration of a mermaid is above the start of the ballad Clerk Colvill. [$]

[picture: Title Page]

Title Page

“Some British Ballads
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Dodd Mead & Co.
New York.” [more...] [$]

[picture: Erlinton]

Erlinton

“Erlinton had a fair daughter; I wat he weird her in a great sin;, For he has built a bigly bower,
And a’ to put that lady in. [more...] [$]

[picture: Young Bekie]

Young Bekie

The picture shows a young man lying on the floor of a prison cell or castle dungeon [donjon], his hands on his head, and with one ankle chained to the wall. There [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Twa Corbies]

The Twa Corbies

Or, The Two Ravens. Two carrion birds sit discussing what they are going to eat for supper, and one mentions a young man, a knight, lying dead nearby, presumably killed by his lover’s new boyfriend. [more...] [$]


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Images and text from Some British Ballads illustrated by Arthur Rackham. No credit is given for whoever might have edited the collection; the ballads appear to be reprinted with minor changes (possibly errors) from Francis James Child’s The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, and indeed the book acknowledges that permission was given to do that.

I bought my copy from Olivier’s Booksop in Picton, Ontario, in May 2006.

Arthur Rackham, the famous illustrator of children’s books, died in 1939, more than 50 years ago, making the images out of copyright here in Canada; the book was published in the USA prior to 1922, and hence is in the public domain in the USA.


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