The history of Valentine and Orson.
Bibliographic Citation:
The history of Valentine and Orson. [S.l.] : Printed for the Company of Walking Stationers, [179-?]
Printed for the Company of Walking Stationers, [179-?]
  • "Reader, you'll find this little Book contains/Enough to answer thy expense and pains;/And if with caution you will read it through, /'Twill both instruct, and delight thee too." --t.p.
  • Gumuchian, cited below, dates as ca. 1780; Osborne dates as [1795?].
  • First sentence: "It is recorded, that PEPEN, King of France, had a fair sister named Bellifant, who was married to Alexander, the Emporer of Greece, and by him carried to his Capital at Constantinople; from whence after having lived with great virtue, she was banished through the means of a false accuser, whom she had severely checked for his imprudence; and though at the same time she was big with Child, yet she was compelled to leave her husband's empire, to the great regret of the people, attended only with a squire named Blandiman."
  • Includes 1 woodcut.
  • Copy in McGill Library Rare Books and Special Collections: uncut; folded as issued.
  • Citations/References: Osborne Coll., p. 614
  • Citations/References: Gumuchian, 6233
Physical Description: and white, 16 x 10 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Legendary Romances, Fairy Stories and Folk Tales in Prose
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