Circa 1840-1850. Original chapbook, once bound, with an illustration of a soldier on the front, no. 32 under the publisher's information. One sheet of paper folded to make 8 pages, unopened. 3 3/4 x 6 inches. Chapbooks were an early form of popular literature, originating in the 16th century and fading out of use by the mid-19th century. They were cheaply printed booklets that "chapmen" would sell door to door or at fairs to the common people. This one contains lyrics to four popular songs of the day. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Four Excellent Songs : Jack Robinson ; The ...
Publisher: Printed for the Booksellers
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
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