Songs & ballads

printed text

A collection of 19 broadsides and 81 slipsongs pasted into a folio album, some printed on blue paper 52 of them having a woodcut illustration; 7 titles are present in two copies. Most were published in London, York, and Newcastle, but also Hull, Birmingham, Coventry, Easingwold, Selby, and Gateshead.

  • Title: Songs & ballads.
  • Publication: [England], [1795-1850, bulk 1810-1830]

Catalog Record

Quarto 762 So698 795

Acquired March 2022

The musical bouquet, or, Popular songs and ballads

title page

For voice and harp or harpsichord


  • Author: Jones, Edward, 1752-1824.
  • Title: The musical bouquet, or, Popular songs and ballads : some of which are composed, & others selected by the editor : to which are added proper accompaniments for the harp or harpsichord, and most respectfully inscribed to his scholars / by Edward Jones, bard to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, & teacher of the harp.
  • Published: London : Printed and sold at no. 3 Green Street, near Grosvenor Square …, [1799]

Catalog Record

74 799 J76

Acquired October 2020

Laugh & grow fat! A sheet of merry songs


A broadside with a collection of songs.

  • TitleLaugh & grow fat! A sheet of merry songs.
  • Publication[London : Printed and sold wholesale and retail, by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, London, ca. 1822]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection


Acquired July 2016