Anders Sørensen Vedel (ed.): It Hundrede vduaalde Danske Viser (One Hundred Selected Danish Ballads). Ribe, Liljebjerget: Hans Brun 1591.
N700 8º (LN 1665)
|Title page||Fol. L8r: Preface to the ballad
(Germand the Merry)
|Fol. L8v: The first eight verses|
of Germand Gladensvend
The historian Anders Sørensen Vedel (1542-1616) set up his own printing house, Liljebjerget (Mountain of Lillies), in Ribe and published this book, the very first printed collection of vernacular ballads – not just in Denmark. In his preface he emphasizes the value of the ballads as a national and cultural monument.
15.8 x 9.7 cm.
See also The Heart Book containing ballads written by hand.
© Det Kongelige Bibliotek 2003