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Ritson, Joseph 1752-1803

Overview
Works: 442 works in 1,449 publications in 6 languages and 12,152 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Bio-bibliography  Bibliography  Biography  Fairy tales  Records and correspondence  Songs and music  Nursery rhymes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Annotator, Collector, Translator, Author of introduction, Commentator, Attributed name, Honoree
Classifications: PR2125, 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 )

32 editions published between 1829 and 2010 in English and held by 404 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 )

35 editions published between 1795 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 394 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
Remarks, critical and illustrative, on the text and notes of the last edition of Shakspeare by Joseph Ritson( )

22 editions published between 1783 and 2018 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1791 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Engleish metrical romanceës by Joseph Ritson( Book )

22 editions published between 1802 and 1979 in English and English, Middle and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The office of bailiff of a liberty by Joseph Ritson( )

8 editions published between 1811 and 2010 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the three first volumes of The history of English poetry : in a familiar letter to the author by Joseph Ritson( )

26 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotish songs by Joseph Ritson( )

35 editions published between 1794 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1795 and 1972 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1831 and 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood : a collection of all the ancient poems, songs, and ballads, now extant relative to that celebrated English outlaw ; to which are prefixed historical anecdotes of his life by Joseph Ritson( Book )

30 editions published between 1795 and 2009 in English and held by 260 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 )

29 editions published in 1802 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1802 and 1994 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla's necklace and the disappearance of Peter's brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it's too late, and their shared family secrets threaten to destroy them all?"
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 )

19 editions published between 1810 and 1993 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of both lesser- and well-known nursery rhymes
A Select collection of English songs : with their original airs: and a historical essay on the origin and progress of national song by Joseph Ritson( Book )

35 editions published between 1782 and 2010 in English and held by 230 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 )

14 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern garlands by Joseph Ritson( Book )

18 editions published between 1810 and 1977 in English and held by 204 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:
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Fairy tales, now first collected : to which are prefixed two dissertations, 1. on pygmies 2. on fairies
Alternative Names
Joseph Ritson anglický notář, historik a filolog

Joseph Ritson British writer

Joseph Ritson Brits musicoloog (1752-1803)

Joseph Ritson écrivain britannique

Joseph Ritson escritor británico

Ritson, .. 1752-1803

Ritson, J. 1752-1803

Ritson, J. (Joseph), 1752-1803

Ritson, Joseph

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