Early-19th Century Manuscript American Songbook, "A Choice Collection of Songs and Tunes"

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Published by c. 1800, America, 1800
Used Condition: Very Good Paperback
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Contemporary limp calf; oblong 4to (190x130mm); pp. [2] (title-p.), 61 leaves (contemporary foliation to 63, lacking leaves 22-23), scores and lyrics (in English) in brown ink on recto and verso. Lower stitching gone; many leaves worn and chipped; 2 leaves loose. Early ownership signatures of John G. Scott on the title-page. A remarkable survival. A collection of seventy-eight songs, usually in treble and bass clef, with lyrics in English, offering an interesting look at the marches, popular songs, and ditties of the period. It includes songs from Ireland, Scotland, England, and France, as well as songs now thought to be distinctly American, including "Anacreon in Heaven," the tune that would become "The Star-Spangled Banner," and the very rare "Galley Slaves." For a complete list of titles, please inquire. Bookseller Inventory # D12666

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Title: Early-19th Century Manuscript American ...

Publisher: c. 1800, America

Publication Date: 1800

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good