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Coote's Lancers. Somebody's Luggage. (1) His Boots; (2) His Umbrella; (3) His Black Bag; (4) His Writing Desk; (5) His Portmanteau; Martha the Milkman's Daughter; Old Rosin the Beau; The Soldier's Joy. Dedicated to Charles Dickens Esq.

Sheet Music]. Coote, Charles.

Published by Boston. Oliver Ditson & Co. N.D. [? Ð67]., 1862
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11 pp. Fo. A Musical setting for the story by Dickens and others, published in All the Year Round as the Extra Christmas Number for 1862 (Volume VIII). The composer was Charles Coote (1807Ð79). Coote and his son, Charles Coote, Jr. (1831Ð1916) were noted composers of popular music, including dance music (waltzes, polkas, quadrilles and galops) and, with the Lancers, various entertainments, which were precursors of the music hall genre. In the latter capacity they were also conductors of various groups A London Edition of "Somebody's Luggage" was also published (N.D, but probably 1862) as played by Coote and Tinney's Band by H. Davison. The dedication to Charles Dickens was with permission (Miller). the publisher flourished under the name of Oliver Ditson & Co. from 1857 until 1888, the death of O. Ditson. The list of associate publishers auggests that this item, undated, was published about 1867. Covers mildly soiled. Offsetting of printing to opposite pages. Else, Very Good. Miller, Dickens Student and Collector, p.224. not in Lightwood. Fisher, 150 Yrs. Music Pub. U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 10966

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Title: Coote's Lancers. Somebody's Luggage. (1) His...

Publisher: Boston. Oliver Ditson & Co. N.D. [? Ð67].

Publication Date: 1862

Binding: Disbound.

Illustrator: Delightful cover lithograph.

Edition: First American Edition.

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