Vocal Poetry, Or, a Selection of English Songs : To Which is Prefixed, an Essay on Song Writing, by John Aikin, M. D.

By: Aikin, John

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226 pages; 24mo (5.75") 15 cm; Small format (3.5 x 5.75 inches) 91 x 144 mm, b/w frontispiece engraving of ancient lyre, about 220 songs and ballads by various poets, including anonymous, under the following headings: Pastoral, Moral, Convivial, Amatory. Lyrics only, no tunes. ; Reprint of 1772 original. This edition 1811, with essay revised by author, and addition of original poem, Origin of Song Writing, by Mrs. Anna Laetitia Barbauld, author's sister. ; Author wrote prolifically on freedom of conscience, was longtime editor London Monthly Magazine (1796-1807) and wrote massive 10-vol series General Biography (1799-1815) ; he and sister were both noted Unitarians. ; This is an actual book from 1811, not a flimsy computer-generated abomination. ; We have graded this item Poor. Textblock intact but both boards missing. Leather backstrip quite rubbed, gilt spine lettering unreadable. Both free endpapers (marbled) present and attached but edgeworn with small chips. Pages a bit yellowed from age, with light foxing here and there. Binding tight. Scarce in any condition.

Title: Vocal Poetry, Or, a Selection of English Songs : To Which is Prefixed, an Essay on Song Writing, by John Aikin, M. D.

Author Name: Aikin, John

Categories: Music,

Publisher: David Longworth: 1811

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Poor with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9400

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