Title Republican Campaign Songster, the : A Collection of Lyrics, Original and Selected, Specially Prepared for the Friends of Freedom in the Campaign of Fifty-Six (1856)
Book Condition Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher N. Y. : Miller, Orton & Mulligan; 1856
Seller ID 6100
108 pages; 24mo (6") 16cm; Sewed binding. About 70 song lyrics with tunes indicated. No music. Publisher ads in rear for two books on James C. Fremont. ; Authentic anti-slavery songbook of newly formed (1854) Republican Party. 'A large majority of these songs were written expressly for this volume and now appear for the first time'. Topics include Bloody Kansas; Jessie and Fremont; Fremont and Dayton; traitor "Buck" James Buchanan; "pompous wretch" Millard Fillmore; freedom and liberty; doughfaces (Northerners who support slavery) etc. (Reprinted in 2000 as isbn 1429730609); Light foxing throughout. Covers rubbed and spotted but readable. Corners worn and curled. Closed tear to one leaf, no missing text. No backstrip, presumably as issued. Binding tight and solid. Extremely rare.