Title Five Excellent Songs : The Constant Shepherd ; The Wreath ; Welcome Summer Back Again ; The Dainty Bit Plan ; The Bachelor
Binding No Binding
Book Condition Collectible-Very Good
Publisher Glasgow, Scotland Printed for the Booksellers
Seller ID 016260
Circa 1840-1850. Original chapbook, once bound, with an illustration of a man reclining on a small hill on the front, no. 25 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 five popular songs of the day.
CHAPBOOKS POPULAR LITERATURE SONGS LYRICS CC-45