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The quaver: A choice collection. Newcastle-on-Tyne: W.R. Walker, [ca. 1850]. 12mo (16.3 cm, 6.45"). 24 pp. $125.00
Chapbook of song lyrics, opening with => a comic woodcut illustration of a man with his pants billowing smoke. Present here along with the usual sorts of Irish and English offerings are dialect pieces written in German ("The Vorkhouse Boy"), American Southern black ("Oh Susannah"), and Scots (Burns's "Red, Red Rose") accents.
This edition of the Quaver chapbook is uncommon: WorldCat does not find any institutional holdings of this Walker printing, and NSTC lists only a slightly different title.
This ed. not in NSTC. Removed from a nonce volume. Page edges untrimmed, several with short tear from outer margin; pages slightly age-toned, otherwise clean. (37201) Please RESHELVE This.
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