The New American Singer's Own Book; A Choice Selection of the Most Popular Sentimental, Patriotic, Naval, and Comic Songs Many of which have been contributed by our most able and distinguished vocalists
The New American Singer's Own Book; A Choice Selection of the Most Popular Sentimental, Patriotic, Naval, and Comic Songs Many of which have been contributed by our most able and distinguished vocalists

The New American Singer's Own Book; A Choice Selection of the Most Popular Sentimental, Patriotic, Naval, and Comic Songs Many of which have been contributed by our most able and distinguished vocalists

Philadelphia: Michael Kelly, 1841. Hardcover. Title continued: "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

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