The Forget-Me-Not Songster; Containing A Choice Collection of Old Ballad Songs as sung by our ... The Forget-Me-Not Songster; Containing A Choice Collection of Old Ballad Songs as sung by our ... The Forget-Me-Not Songster; Containing A Choice Collection of Old Ballad Songs as sung by our ...

The Forget-Me-Not Songster; Containing A Choice Collection of Old Ballad Songs as sung by our Grandmothers. Embellished with Numerous Engravings.

Published by J. S. Locke & Co.
Used Condition: Very Good
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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N.d., circa 1840s. 256 pp. 32mo, 11.5 by 8 cm, 4.5 by 3 inches. Some early Americana songs -- "The New York Trader", "The New York Fireman", "Paul Jones", "Taxation of America", "The Battle of Baltimore" and even "The Star Spangled Banner" -- mixed in with older fare such as "Barbara Allan" or "The Boys of Kilkenny". Here one can glean from song the solidifying national identity while the folkish wafts from the old country, meaning then the British Isles, including Ireland, were still formidable, and the particular sound of American English was coalescing. The woodcuts, most postage stamp in size with a few full or half page, lend some humor on occasion. The illustrations can mostly be described as naive in style. There is light soilage scattered throughout. The text is always clear. Later full calf is sturdy and attactive. With modern marbled endpapers. Bookseller Inventory # 001400

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Title: The Forget-Me-Not Songster; Containing A ...

Publisher: J. S. Locke & Co.

Binding: Full Morocco

Book Condition:Very Good

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