The New American Singer's Own Book; A Choice Selection of the Most Popular Sentimental, Patriotic, Naval, and Comic Songs

The New American Singer's Own Book; A Choice Selection of the Most Popular Sentimental, Patriotic, Naval, and Comic Songs

Philadelphia: Michael Kelly, 1841. Hardcover. Title continued: "Many of which have been contributed by our most able and distinguished vocalists. To which is added, A Collection of Useful Letters, on various subjects, Written in a concise and familiar style." 192, 64 p.; 12 cm. Contemporary calf with four spine compartments between double gilt rules. Leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title "American Singer's Own Book." Former owner's name on front free endpaper in pencil: H.T. Finch. Lyrics without music. Includes title index: p. 187-192. Contents include patriotic songs such as The Star-Spangled Banner; Hail Columbia; America, Commerce, and Freedom; and America--The Anchor and Hope of the World; as well as William Reily's Courtship, Reily's Trial, and Reily's Answer, Releasement, and Marriage with Coolen Bawn; and a local song, Philadelphia Fireman's Song, set to the tune of The Poachers. A very scarce ante-bellum American songbook. In Very Good Condition: edges rubbed; small stain on front board; pages are browning, with occasional light foxing; otherwise clean and tight. Very Good. Item #003072

Price: $175.00

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