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Title: The New Lyre: A Collection of the Best Songs Now in Vogue, and no other; In which are interspersed, A few Duets, Catches, Glees, and Recitations; Some Originals; Including the Whole of the Modern Songs that are received with Approbation at the Theatres, Public and Private Concert, and Convivial Meetings. Accompanied by Notes of curious Readings, &c. A Preface concerning the Vocal Art; and a Glossary of Hard or Doubtful Words by J. Badcock.
Description: London: Printed for J. Share; and sold by Badcock and Co..., [1820]. 12mo (in 6s), pp. [iii] - x, [13] - 212 [213 - 218 Index, 219 - 220 glossary; complete despite erratic pagination], engraved frontispiece; pp 119-120 neatly repaired. Bound with: The English Minstrel; A Selection of Favourite Songs, with Music, Adapted to the Voice, Violin, or German Flute. Edinburgh: Printed by and for Oliver and Boyd...[c. 1815]. 12mo (in 6s), pp. viii, 216, engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette on title-page, some woodcuts in text, and music printed from movable type; "Vol. II." printed at the foot of p. [1]. 2 volumes in 1, early 9th century half calf, marbled boards (rubbed), spine blocked in gilt; frontispiece and title-page of first item severely foxed, other mild foxing in text. The second item is a sequel to The English Minstrel: A Valuable Selection of Popular Songs, published by Oliver and Boyd c. 1814. The Preface to the first volume also alludes to an earlier edition, and this appears not to be a second volume but a revised and expanded one.

Keywords: music songs literature prose

Price: GBP 385.00 = appr. US$ 549.77 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 5653

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