The American Minstrel: A choice collection of the most popular Songs, Glees, Duets, Choruses, &c. Many of which are Original. With Select Music.

The American Minstrel: A choice collection of the most popular Songs, Glees, Duets, Choruses, &c. Many of which are Original. With Select Music.

Cincinnati: Stereotyped and Published by J.A James and Co., 1837.

Small octavo (12.5 cms.). Full dark orange library buckram with titling to spine, all edges gilt. 1f. (recto title, verso copyright), 1f. preface dated Cincinnati, June 1836), [5]-301, [i] (blank), [307]-318 (contents) pp.

With 17 songs printed in shape-note notation in total, with text, 13 to pp. [5]-24, including Auld Lang Syne; A Boat, a Boat; Now we are met; Begone Dull Care!; The Misletoe[!] Bough; John Anderson; The Bonny Boat; Highland Laddie; White Sand; Sandy and Jenny; Bonnie Doun[!]; Banks of Allan water; and Spring time of year is coming; and 4 additional: Believe Me (p. 52); Black eyed Susan (p. 60), and Away with Melancholy (p. 102); Swiss Boy (p. 121).

With text to over 380 songs in total. Melodic lines are included to 17 of the songs.

Binding slightly worn. Ex-library with bookplate to front pastedown, perforated stamp to title ("New Orleans Public Library"), number handstamp to foot of first page of music, call number to spine. Some browning; light to moderate foxing; small area of blank upper outer corner of title slightly chipped.

OCLC (1 copy only, at the New York Historical Society).

Item #37987

Price: $125.00  other currencies

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