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Ritson, Joseph 1752-1803

Overview
Works: 452 works in 1,319 publications in 5 languages and 11,845 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Bibliography  Biography  Records and correspondence  Folklore  Fairy tales  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor, Other, Annotator, Collector, Translator, Author of introduction, Commentator, Attributed name, Honoree
Classifications: PR1181, 822.33
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Ancient songs and ballads, from the reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution by Joseph Ritson( Book )

39 editions published between 1829 and 1972 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood; a collection of all the ancient poems, songs, and ballads by Joseph Ritson( Book )

16 editions published between 1795 and 1972 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pieces of ancient popular poetry : from authentic manuscripts and old printed copies by Joseph Ritson( Book )

21 editions published between 1791 and 2015 in English and English, Middle and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy tales, legends and romances illustrating Shakespeare and other early English writers : to which are prefixed two preliminary dissertations (1. On pigmies. 2. On fairies) by Joseph Ritson( Book )

16 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographia poetica : a catalogue of Engleish [sic] poets of the twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth, centurys, with a short account of their works by Joseph Ritson( Book )

28 editions published in 1802 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood: a collection of all the ancient poems, songs, and ballads, now extant, relative to that celebrated English outlaw: by Joseph Ritson( Book )

29 editions published between 1820 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial literary critic and commentator, Joseph Ritson (1752-1803) made his reputation identifying and exposing literary forgeries. His enduring legacy, however, stems from his interest in the legend of Robin Hood. The combination of his passion for collecting literary antiquities, particularly medieval ballad poetry, and his political convictions in support of republican government, drew him to the tale of the English outlaw. This two-volume work, first published in 1795, is an important collection of texts relating to the legend. Ritson's aim was to present all the known poems and songs, and his research was so thorough that very little further material has been found since. This work helped transform the perception of the Robin Hood tradition, encouraging its serious study. As well as a selection of texts, Volume 2 contains an appendix of shorter pieces, including some song lyrics with scores
Ancient Engleish metrical romanceës by Joseph Ritson( Book )

7 editions published between 1802 and 1977 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern garlands by Joseph Ritson( Book )

16 editions published between 1810 and 1977 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks, critical and illustrative, on the text and notes of the last edition of Shakspeare by Joseph Ritson( Book )

20 editions published between 1783 and 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of King Arthur: from ancient historians and authentic documents by Joseph Ritson( Book )

16 editions published between 1825 and 2015 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The curious work now offered to the world was prepared by Mr. Ritson, with a view to immediate publication, a short time before his death; and the character of the writer is sufficiently established to justify the editors hope of its favorable reception. The difficulty of the subject may be partly estimated from doubts having been actually entertained by the author, during his early researches, as to the identity of his hero, and fears lest the real Arthur might not, after all, be found."--"Advertisement."
Annals of the Caledonians, Picts, and Scots : and of Strathclyde, Cumberland, Galloway, and Murray by Joseph Ritson( Book )

9 editions published between 1828 and 1979 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gammer Gurton's garland, or, The nursery Parnassus : a choice collection of pretty songs and verses, for the amusement of all little good children who can neither read nor run by Joseph Ritson( Book )

21 editions published between 1783 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of both lesser- and well-known nursery rhymes
Observations on the three first volumes of The history of English poetry : in a familiar letter to the author by Joseph Ritson( Book )

24 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy tales, now first collected : to which are prefixed two dissertations, 1. on pygmies 2. on fairies by Joseph Ritson( Book )

17 editions published between 1831 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on abstinence from animal food, as a moral duty by Joseph Ritson( Book )

7 editions published in 1802 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Ritson, €the author of this essay, was influential in the vegetarian movement of the Romantic era and saw the adoption of a vegetarian diet as a way for man to reconnect with nature
The office of bailiff of a liberty by Joseph Ritson( Book )

8 editions published between 1811 and 2010 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law-tracts : by Joseph Ritson by Joseph Ritson( )

12 editions published between 1794 and 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Robin Hood: a collection of all the ancient poems, songs, and ballads, now extant, relative to that celebrated English outlaw:
Alternative Names
Joseph Ritson British writer

Joseph Ritson Brits musicoloog (1752-1803)

Joseph Ritson escritor británico

Ritson, .. 1752-1803

Ritson, J. 1752-1803

Ritson, J. (Joseph), 1752-1803

Ritson, Joseph

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Fairy tales, now first collected : to which are prefixed two dissertations, 1. on pygmies 2. on fairies