Cooperstown: Engraved, Published and Sold by L.C. Saxton, A.B.T.M. 1826. Folio. Half mid-tan leather with gray-green paper boards, small dark red rectangular leather label gilt to upper lettered "Calista Ann Taylor," raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt. 1f. (title), , [i] (blank) pp. Music engraved.
Includes 5 pieces for piano and 5 for voice:
- Castilian Rondo, by J. Gildon ("First American Edition")
- Snowdrop, by J. Gildon
- Egyptian Air, by T[homas]. H[amly]. Butler ("First American Edition")
- Grand March in El. Hyder ("First Edition")
- Yellow Haired Laddie, Varied by I. Pleyel
- Fair One Take This Rose and Wreath It
- Social Converse
- Mary in Heaven
- The Orphan
- To Thy Pastures, Fair and Large ("First Edition")
Printed on one side of the leaf only, each piece with its own imprint and price. "First edition" or "First American Edition" printed to head of several pieces. With "Calista A Taylor Buffalo" in black ink in an early hand to upper pastedown.
Binding quite worn, rubbed, soiled, and stained; slight loss to head and tail of spine; endpapers slightly worn, soiled, and stained. Quite browned and foxed; some offsetting; several small tears to blank margins, not affecting music; remnants of early adhesive to page opposite title.
Probable First Edition of this collection. Very rare. Neither the present collection nor this Cooperstown, New York publisher in Wolff (other editions of some individual pieces, issued by other publishers, are, however, in Wolff). Not in Gillespie. Worldcat (1 copy only, at Brown, OCLC no. 20649847).
An extremely rare early American imprint. Item #26846
Price: $1,750.00 other currencies