Hans Breitmann About Town. And Other New Ballads. Second Series of the Brieitmann Ballads
Leland, Charles G.

Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Brothers, 1869. F 62 pages; original wrap cover laid-down and bound in; Charles G. Leland (1824-1903) American writer, Princeton graduate, studied also at Heidelberg and Munich, active in New York and Philadelphia journalism, published books in a wide range of subjects, all written with ability and zest. He is remembered particularly for his translations of Heinrich Heine, for the humorous dialect poems collected in The Breitmann Ballads and his numerous works on gypsy lore and language. A genial giant of a man, he was interested to the end of his life in anything mysterious or occult. (DAB); bookplate of James T. Kilbreth on front endpaper; bound in red cloth & red morocco leather spine and corners, gilt ruled, decorative gilt spine & titles, top edge gilt; light wear to binding; some old dampstaining to leaves, paper wrap cover with some pen marks, old repairs & laid down on paper; overall, very good condition and unusual to see the original paper wrap for the ballads. Very Good H (Item ID: 14227)


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