Lines By James Bannard



[003682] Bannard, James. The Following Lines By James Bannard, Formerly an Agricultural Labourer, and at the Present Time a Wandering Poet. Composed on His Arrival at Cowes, 19th June, 1849, in the 76th Year of His Age. West Cowes: Medina Press, 1849. First Edition. 4to. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Single sided printed broadside, approximately 225mm x 285mm in size

Lightly creased, lightly browned and dust stained

Text in double column, decorative borders

Bannard, b. c.1773, does indeed seem to have wandered, there are separately printed poems of his known from Derbyshire, Stratford Upon Avon and Shropshire amongst other places (see Goodridge, A Catalogue of Labouring-Class and Self-Taught Poets and Poetry c.1700-1900). He also had a small volume of his poems published in Daventry in 1840 under the title The Origin and Progress of a Noble Family in the West of England and The Flower of Eydon

The printer was John R.[ichard] Smith (fl.1844 according to BBTI, but obviously also later), with the Medina Press seemingly having been around, under a different owner, R. Tilling, since about 1806

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