Oliver's Complete Collection of Comic Songs; Being a Selection of All the Wit, Humour, Eccentricity, and Originality, in Song, which the Present Day Has Produced. The Third Edition Improved... Price 3s. 6d. Boards. VOCAL MUSIC - Early 19th Century - Scottish.

Oliver's Complete Collection of Comic Songs; Being a Selection of All the Wit, Humour, Eccentricity, and Originality, in Song, which the Present Day Has Produced. The Third Edition Improved... Price 3s. 6d. Boards.

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, [ca. 1811-1825?]. 12mo. Early dark green cloth-backed green paper boards, titling within decorative devices gilt to spine. 1f. (frontispiece engraved by J. Mitchell after Clennel depicting three gentlemen raising their glasses in a toast), 1f. (half-title with decorative device), 1f. (title), 5-300, [303]-310 (index) pp.

Text only, but with indication of tunes to which the text is to be sung in many instances.

Binding slightly worn, bumped, soiled, and dampstained. Blank margins of some leaves moderately browned or slightly lacking, affecting several letters; some foxing; offsetting from frontispiece to half-title.

Rare. Worldcat (3 copies only of this edition, at the Smithsonian, Edinburgh University Library, and Norfolk (UK) County Council Library; copies of all editions are quite scarce). Catalogue of English Song Books Forming a Portion of the Library of Sir John Stainer, p. 65. Humphries & Smith p. 248. OCLC no. 28012823. Item #26869

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