A Collection of Country Dances and Cotillions, Arranged for the Piano Forte Never before Published, to be Continued Monthley[!]. 4 issues (all published). DANCE - Early 19th Century - American.

A Collection of Country Dances and Cotillions, Arranged for the Piano Forte Never before Published, to be Continued Monthley[!]. 4 issues (all published).

Boston: published and Sold by, G. Graupner, at his Music Store, No. 6 Franklin Street. Folio. With music and instructions for performing 33 dances, as follows:

Issue No. 1: pp. 1-4 (plate numbers 213-216)
No. 1: The Italien Monfrina
No. 2: Return from a Cruise
No. 3: Caro Dolce
No. 4: Mother Goose
No. 5: Calabria
No. 6: Ap Shenkin
No. 7: Michael Wiggins
No. 8: Hit or Miss
No. 9: The Land of Sweet Erin
First Edition. ?1808. Wolfe 1993.

Issue No. 2: pp. 5-8 (plate numbers 259-262)
No. 10: the Constitution Frigate! (Cotillion)
No. 11: The Sailors Hornpipe
No. 12: Caller Herring
No. 13: The Rout
No. 14: Smash the Windows
No. 15: Morgiana
No. 16: The Successfull[!] Candidate
First Edition, second state. ?1808. Wolfe 1994A.

Issue No. 3: pp. 9-12 (plate numbers 465-468)
No. 17: Prime or Six in a Coach
No. 18: The Lads of Ayrs
No. 19: Verona
No. 20: Circassian Dance
No. 21: The Cottage Dance
No. 22: The North Tower
No. 23: Hibernian Dance
No. 24: The Minstrel's Waltz
No. 25: The Villagers Dance
First Edition. ?1811. Wolfe 1995.

Issue No. 4: pp. 13-16 (plate numbers 469-472)
No. 26: Voulez vous Danser Mademoiselle
No. 27: Lady Burdett
No. 28: The Comet
No. 29: The Favourite Guarache Dance
No. 30: Morgiana in Spain
No. 31: Miss Tilney Longs Waltz
No. 32: The Tank
No. 33: Julias Cottage
First Edition. ?1811. Wolfe 1996.

Disbound. Slightly worn; somewhat browned, slightly heavier at outer margins; small tear to blank inner lower margins.

Rare. Wolfe (4 complete copies only).

An important figure in late 18th-early 19th century American music, Johann Christian Gottlieb Graupner was a German-born musician, teacher, entrepreneur, and music publisher. "During the early decades of the 19th century [he] became Boston’s leading music publisher and dealer, selling music and instruments on consignment from other dealers, and engraving and printing much music and instructional material himself... Graupner’s influence on the musical life of Boston was considerable on account of the variety and scope of his activities. His long career in the city brought him much renown." Douglas A. Lee and Debra L. Hess in Grove Music Online. Item #31201

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