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Anonymous : The Life and Death of Fair Rosamond, Concubine to King Henry II
Printed for the Booksellers, Glasgow, Scotland
Circa 1840-1850. Original chapbook, once bound, with portrait of King Henry II on front, no. 14 under the publisher's information. One sheet of paper folded to make 8 pages, opened. 3 3/4 x 6 inches. Chapbooks were an early form of popular literature, originating in the 16th century and fading out of use by the mid-19th century. They were cheaply printed booklets that "chapmen" would sell door to door or at fairs to the common people. This one contains a poem about Rosamond Clifford, mistress of King Henry II of England. In this poem, fair Rosamond dies from poison given to her by King Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor. This is not historically accurate.. Book. Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Binding: No Binding
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