BROADSIDES and PRINTED EPHEMERA Album
Lot 409
BROADSIDES, BALLADS and PRINTED EPHEMERA Album of printed ephemera, including approximately 90 broadsides and ballad sheets, mostly Cornish imprints
Sold for £5,880 (US$ 9,201) inc. premium

Lot Details
THE ENYS COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON CORNWALL
BROADSIDES, BALLADS and PRINTED EPHEMERA
Album of printed ephemera, including approximately 90 broadsides and ballad sheets, mostly Cornish imprints, other printed ephemera and newspapers cutting, mounted, calf-backed wooden boards, covers detached, folio, [c.1815-1830], sold as a collection

Footnotes

  • A fine collection of broadsides and ballads, some with woodcut illustrations and many relating to local crimes, "miracles" and events. They are mostly printed in Cornwall, including Truro, Penryn, Falmouth, Helston, Plymouth, Launceston, St. Austell, and Redruth.

    "Six Cornish Miners"; "A copy of verses composed on mining"; "The Methodist"; "Advice to Married Ladies, Fatherless Fanny, and Female Courtship", all Truro, Brokesnhir; "God's judgement agains jealous persons; being the whole account of the most horrid murder committed by Sir W. Watts"; "A full and particular account of six profane young men, on the 26th June, 1822, near the town of Taunton", bothDock, James Mudge; "Fairs, Races, and Plays!!! Eight good reasons for not going to them", A. Applegath; "Trial of a riot, assault and disturbance in contempt of our Sovereign Lord the King at the Calvinist Chapel, Princes-street Dock", Dock, J. Johns; "A warning to siners to repent: being a very strange relation of two old men, that were found living under ground in Resington Wood, near Doncaster, in Yorkshire"; "The Death of an Infidel, Who Burnt the Bible!!!", both Redruth, Symons; "The last dying speech also the trial, confession, and execution of Robert Watkins, who was executed... for the wilful murder of Stephen Rodway of Criklade", Penryn, Key; "An account of a most horrid murder, committed in the town of Redruth, on thursday evening the 4th of March, 1824, on the body of a lad about seven years old... by his sister Amey"; "The last dying speech and confession of Nicholas James Gard, who was executed at Bodmin... for the murder of Henry Hoskin, of Boscastle"; "Sentences of prisoners... at Launceston before Mr. Justice Park [includes "Samuel Auger, a miner charged with stealing a pair of shoes belonging to Jos. Harris, one of his comrades at the mine were they worked"]; "On the melancholy event of the storm on thursday night, October 4, 1821, which destroyed nearly all the fishing boats and nets at Clovelly, with a loss of thirty lieves", allPenryn, Stephens; "The last dying speech & confession of John Rowe, who was executed at the New Drop at Launceston, on tuesday the 20th of August 1818 for sheep stealing", Falmouth, Brougham; "The converted African, written by himself [William Luboys, "who was converted by the means of the Methodist Missionaries of Gibraltar], St. Austell, Drew.
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