A Collection of Twenty-Eight 19th-Century American Broadside Lyric Sheets

New York: J. Andrews.

28 separate sheets, generally measuring 9" x 5 1/2", with decorative borders. Slim 8vo, in custom red marbled wrappers. New York: J. Andrews, and Boston: Horace Partridge.

A charming collection of 28 broadside song sheets circa 1850 printed on wove paper with engraved ornamental borders. The songs were often performed and popularized by minstrel bands, and include love songs, songs about home, and slave ballads. Some titles are "Young Folks from Home", "The American Boy", "Come to the Ole Gum Tree", "The Boys of the Bowery Pit" by W.C., "The Grave of Lilly Dale" by Sidney Dyer, "The Slaves Dream" by William C. Carroll, "The Frontier Musketeers" by WM. H. Core, and , "I'll Hang My Heart on a Willow Tree", among others. Condition varies; some foxing, toning, closed tears, and general wear. Overall in good condition.

Binding: Hardcover
Language: English

Price: $3,500.00

Item #298679

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