Pickaback Songs; Words by Myrtle Reed; Music by Eva Cruzen Hart; Pictures by IkeMorgan. Myrtle Reed.
Pickaback Songs; Words by Myrtle Reed; Music by Eva Cruzen Hart; Pictures by IkeMorgan
Pickaback Songs; Words by Myrtle Reed; Music by Eva Cruzen Hart; Pictures by IkeMorgan
Pickaback Songs; Words by Myrtle Reed; Music by Eva Cruzen Hart; Pictures by IkeMorgan
Pickaback Songs; Words by Myrtle Reed; Music by Eva Cruzen Hart; Pictures by IkeMorgan

Pickaback Songs; Words by Myrtle Reed; Music by Eva Cruzen Hart; Pictures by IkeMorgan

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1903. Morgan, Ike. Hardcover. [72] p.: music, color illustrations signed "IAM"; 29 cm. Black cloth spine. Grey paper over boards with red and black titles, and color illustrations. The front cover illustration is of a woman carrying a child dressed in a Civil War uniform on her back (piggyback); the back cover shows a girl and boy singing, the boy playing an accordian. Illustrated endpapers. Contains 32 songs, each song with music for voice and piano on the left-hand page and the lyrics repeated with illustrations on the facing page. Lower margin of second page of the table of contents bears stamp of Sanders & Stayman Co., Washington, D.C., purveyors of pianos, phonographs, music, and pianolas. Front free endpaper bears gift inscription dated Christmas 1910. The author, Myrtle Reed (1874-1911), was an American poet, journalist, and novelist, who also published cookbooks under the name Olive Green. The illustrator, Isaac A. Morgan (1871-1913), was a Chicago newspaper artist who also illustrated works by L. Frank Baum and others. The composer, Eva Cruzen Hart, also wrote The Delta Gamma Waltzes and the Nicosis Waltzes; little else is known about her. In Good Condition: cover is rubbed and lightly soiled; significant loss of paper over lower corner of front board; minor loss at other corners and along edges; very faint dampstain along lower gutter throughout; light soiling throughout; stitching is loose; a few tears of 2 cm. or less from lower edges without loss. Good. Item #002811

Price: $175.00

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