1859. Volume 1 of 2. With short introductions to the different reigns and notices of the airs from writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Also a short account of the minstrels. Contents of Volume I.: Minstrelsy from the Saxon period to the reign of Edward I.; Music of the middle ages and Music in England to the end of the thirteenth century; English Minstrelsy from 1270 to 1480 and the gradual extinction of the old Minstrels; Introduction to the reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI and Queen Mary; Songs and ballads of ditto; Introduction to the reign of Queen Elizabeth; Songs and ballads of ditto; Introduction to the reign of James I.; and Songs and ballads of the reigns of James I. and Charles I.