London: Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter & Co. [without PN], [ca. 1810].
Folio. Patterned paper wrappers. 1f. (title), 137, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Uncut. Watermark "1808."
With "The Maniac" printed to lower margin of each page.
Slightly worn and soiled; some leaves slightly dampstained at upper corner; occasional light foxing, heavier to several leaves; performance mark in red crayon to second system of first page.
First Edition. Humphries & Smith p. 158.
The Maniac was first performed at the Lyceum by the Drury Lane Company on March 13, 1810.
"In his day [Bishop] enjoyed a commanding reputation as the guardian of the best traditions of English song, and for a time he kept English opera alive almost single-handed. Yet he is now remembered for little but the song Home, Sweet Home." Nicholas Temperley in Grove Music Online.
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