The book includes an introduction by Calder-Marshall. Seventeen of the best ballads by George R. Sims illustrated with sepia prints including some of lantern slides that were used at public recitals of these tear jerking verses. Sims was a journalist , playwright, novelist and short story writer who died in 1922. The ballads selected, poems without music, illustrate the lives of London's poor
London: Hutchinson (publisher's cloth) 1968. 1st edition. vi 152pp. Fine in near fine dust jacket - discoloration along top edge. Illustrated fly leaves and pastedowns.