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Sheet Music, pre-1920

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ALL ABOARD FOR CHINATOWN Words by Frank Davis.  Music by Win Brookhouse., All aboard...sheet music
1 All aboard...sheet music ALL ABOARD FOR CHINATOWN Words by Frank Davis. Music by Win Brookhouse.
NY Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. 1915 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "Early, early in the morning, Just as day begins a-dawning .... Funny, funny, Chinaman, playing, playing music grand....So all aboard for fascinating, dreamy Chinatown." Prior owner's name on cover. Archival repair inside fold. 13.75" x 10.5" The cover shows two Chinese men in traditional costume, walking down a narrow alley with paper lanterns. 
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ANNIE MY OWN LOVE: Song. Poetry by Charles P. Shiras. Music by Stephen C. Foster, Annie My.sheet music
2 Annie My.sheet music ANNIE MY OWN LOVE: Song. Poetry by Charles P. Shiras. Music by Stephen C. Foster
NY Firth, Pond & Co. (1853). 1853 Soft cover 
Covers and contents in fine condition. 13.5" x 10" 6pp Comprises three verses. In part: "There's a wound in my spirit, No balm can e'er heal; In my soul is a sorrow, No voice can reveal.". Illustrated by scrollwork frame on cover. later printing edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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ARAMANDA SCHOTTISCH. As performed at the concerts of the National Guard Band. Composed by Fr. Rietzel, Aramanda.sheet music
3 Aramanda.sheet music ARAMANDA SCHOTTISCH. As performed at the concerts of the National Guard Band. Composed by Fr. Rietzel
NY William Hall & Son 1853. 1853 Soft cover 
Removed, spine reinforced and in very good condition. 13" x 10" (6)pp Piano music, no lyric. Illustrated by embellished cover title. Early Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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4 Barcarole.sheet music THE BARCAROLE: O' Steal to Thy Lattice. Words by Mrs. Crawford. Music by G.H. Rodwell
Boston Oliver Ditson nd [ca. 1850]. 1850 1st Edition Soft cover 
Archival spine reinforcement, and in very good condition. 13" x 10" (6)pp On the cover, a young woman on her Venetian balcony is being serenaded by a lad standing in a boat and playing a lute. In part: "Oh, steal to thy lattice, the moonlight so tender Accords with the sadness that shadows my breast; The sea seems to sleep in the light of its splendor, And all the gay city is sinking to rest.". Illustrated by lithographed view on cover. First Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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5 Be watchful.sheet music BE WATCHFUL AND BEWARE: The Song of the Gipsy. Written by Charles Jefferys. Composed by Chas. M. Glover
NY Firth, Pond nd [ca. 1850]. 1850 1st Edition Soft cover 
Dampstain in upper corner, else in good condition. 13" x 10" (8)pp In part: "Seek not to know the future, Be happy while you may, Nor cloud with dark fore-knowledge The sunshine of to-day.I will not cheat you, Maiden, My Gipsy skill you seek, This only of the future The Gipsy girl can speak.". Illustrated by Sarony & Major color litho. First Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: Foster's Beautiful Melody. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged with Brillant [sic] Variations by A. Baumbach, Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music
6 Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: Foster's Beautiful Melody. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged with Brillant [sic] Variations by A. Baumbach
N-Y William A. Pond (1865). 1865 Soft cover 
Edges lightly chipped, else near very good condition. 14" x 10.75" 6pp First published in 1862. Comprises three verses. In part: "Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Star-light and dew-drops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world heard in the day, Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!.". Illustrated by scrollwork frame on cover. 1865 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: One of the Latest Songs of Stephen C. Foster. Composed A Short Time before His Death, Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music
7 Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: One of the Latest Songs of Stephen C. Foster. Composed A Short Time before His Death
NY William A. Pond (1864). 1864 Soft cover 
Neatly removed; faint dampmark on corner; else in good condition. 13" x 10.25" 6pp First published in 1862. Comprises three verses. In part: "Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Star-light and dew-drops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world heard in the day, Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!.". Illustrated by scrollwork frame on cover. 1864 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: One of the Latest Songs of Stephen C. Foster. Composed A Short Time before His Death, Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music
8 Beautiful Dreamer.sheet music BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: One of the Latest Songs of Stephen C. Foster. Composed A Short Time before His Death
NY William A. Pond (1864). 1864 Soft cover 
Spine reinforced; faint dampmark on corner; else good condition. 13.75" x 10" 6pp First published in 1862. Comprises three verses. In part: "Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Star-light and dew-drops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world heard in the day, Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!.". Illustrated by scrollwork frame on cover. 1864 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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9 Ben.sheet music BEN BOLT, OR AH! DON'T YOU REMEMBER. Sung by Miss Clara Bruce. Composed by Nelson Kneass
Baltimore W.C. Peters 1848. 1848 Soft cover 
Archival spine reinforcement, and in very good condition. 13" x 10" (8)pp The cover picture and title are surrounded with an elaborate, embossed frame. In part: "Oh! don't you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt -- Sweet Alice with hair so brown, She wept with delight when you gave her a smile, And trembled with fear at your frown.". Illustrated by gilt cover title & vignette. Tenth Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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10 Burrowes, J.F. THE THOROUGH-BASE PRIMER, containing Explanations and Examples of the Rudiments of Harmony
N-Y S.T. Gordon & Son 21st edition, revised & corrected Hard Cover Very Good 
96pp, music in the text. Bound in cloth-backed printed green boards, lightly rubbed at the edges as usual. Contains 50 exercises. Published ca. 1840s. 7.5" x 5". 
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11 By the Waters.sheet music BY THE WATERS OF MINNETONKA: An Indian Love Song by Thurlow Lieurance
Philadelphia Theodore Presser 1914. 1914 First Edition Printed self-wrappers 
Covers and contents in very good condition. 12" x 9.25" 8pp Music and sparse lyrics. In part: "Moon Deer How near Your soul divine Sun Deer No fear In heart of mine.". Illustrated by Theodore Presser. First Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN Words by William Jerome.  Music by Jeana Schwartz., Chinatown...sheet music
12 Chinatown...sheet music CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN Words by William Jerome. Music by Jeana Schwartz.
NY Jerome H. Remick 1910 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "When the town is fast asleep, And it's midnight in the sky, That's the time the festive Chink Starts to wink his other eye...." Archival repair inside cover. 13.5" x 10.75" The cover by Florence E. Cooney features a Chinese gentleman and his stringed instrument. 
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CHINESE BLUES Lyric by Fred D. Moore.  Music by Oscar Gardner., Chinese...sheet music
13 Chinese...sheet music CHINESE BLUES Lyric by Fred D. Moore. Music by Oscar Gardner.
NY Tell Taylor 1915 First Edition Decorative Wrappers Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "Chinaman, Chinaman, Wash-'em laundry all day .... Sung Fong Lou. Sung Fong Lou. Listen to those Chinese blues...." Old clear tape along spine. 13.75" x 10.5" The cover by De Takacs shows Chinese characters, printed in blue on white. 
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CHRISTY'S POLKA. As danced by C.N. Christy & T. Vaughn of the Original Christy's Minstrels. Composed by C.D. Abbott, Christy's.sheet music
14 Christy's.sheet music CHRISTY'S POLKA. As danced by C.N. Christy & T. Vaughn of the Original Christy's Minstrels. Composed by C.D. Abbott
NY Jaques & Brother 1847. 1847 Soft cover 
Removed, spine reinforced and in very good condition. 13" x 10" (6)pp Piano music, no lyric. Illustrated by embellished cover title. Early Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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CIRCUS DAY IN DIXIE:  Song. Lyric by Jack Yellen.  Music by  Albert Gumble., Circus...sheet music
15 Circus...sheet music CIRCUS DAY IN DIXIE: Song. Lyric by Jack Yellen. Music by Albert Gumble.
NY & Detroit Jerome H. Remick 1915 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "Come to town, oh honey, come to town, Have you forgotten that it's Circus Day in Dixie?..." 13.75" x 10.5" The cover by Starmer shows a circus parade, a clown, and an inset photo of the vocalist, Blossom Seeley. 
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COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler, Come Where.sheet music
16 Come Where.sheet music COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler
NY William A. Pond (1862). 1862 Soft cover 
Covers and contents in very good condition. 13.5" x 10.25" 8pp First published in 1855. Comprises four verses. In part: "Come where my love lies dreaming, Dreaming the happy hours away, In visions bright redeeming The fleeting joys of day .". Illustrated by embellished cover title. 1862 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler, Come Where.sheet music
17 Come Where.sheet music COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler
NY William A. Pond (1862). 1862 Soft cover 
Covers and contents in very good condition. 13" x 9.5" 8pp First published in 1855. Comprises four verses. In part: "Come where my love lies dreaming, Dreaming the happy hours away, In visions bright redeeming The fleeting joys of day .". Illustrated by embellished cover title. 1862 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler, Come Where.sheet music
18 Come Where.sheet music COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler
NY William A. Pond (1862). 1862 Soft cover 
Covers and contents in very good condition. 14" x 10.5" 8pp First published in 1855. Comprises four verses. In part: "Come where my love lies dreaming, Dreaming the happy hours away, In visions bright redeeming The fleeting joys of day .". Illustrated by embellished cover title. 1862 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler, Come Where.sheet music
19 Come Where.sheet music COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING. By Stephen C. Foster. Arranged...with Piano Forte Accompaniment by William Dressler
NY William A. Pond (1862). 1862 Soft cover 
Removed; faint dampmark at bottom; else in good condition. 13.25" x 10.25" 8pp First published in 1855. Comprises four verses. In part: "Come where my love lies dreaming, Dreaming the happy hours away, In visions bright redeeming The fleeting joys of day .". Illustrated by embellished cover title. 1862 editionst. Binding is original wraps. 
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COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING: Quartette. Written and Composed by Stephen C. Foster., Come Where.sheet music
20 Come Where.sheet music COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING: Quartette. Written and Composed by Stephen C. Foster.
NY William A. Pond (1855). 1855 Soft cover 
Covers and contents in very good condition. 13" x 10.25" 8pp First published in 1855. Comprises four verses. In part: "Come where my love lies dreaming, Dreaming the happy hours away, In visions bright redeeming The fleeting joys of day .". Illustrated by embellished cover title. 50th Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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COQUETTE POLKA. Dedicated to the Young Bachelors Society (J. Mills, President). Composed by Charles d'Albert, Coquette.sheet music
21 Coquette.sheet music COQUETTE POLKA. Dedicated to the Young Bachelors Society (J. Mills, President). Composed by Charles d'Albert
NY William Hall & Son ca. 1850. 1850 Soft cover 
Spine reinforced and in very good condition. 13" x 10" (8)pp Piano music, no lyric. Illustrated by Sarony & Major cover litho. Early Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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22 Coral.sheet music THE CORAL SCHOTTISCH. Composed by H. Kleber. To Miss Lavinia M. Morgan
NY Firth, Pond & Coin 1852. 1852 Soft cover 
Removed, spine reinforced, and in very good condition. 13" x 10" (6)pp Piano music, no lyric. Illustrated by embellished cover title. Early Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
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CRADLE SONG. Words by Eben E. Rexford.  Music by Kate Vannah., Cradle...sheet music
23 Cradle...sheet music CRADLE SONG. Words by Eben E. Rexford. Music by Kate Vannah.
Boston Louis H. Ross 1893 First Edition Decorative Wraps Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "Oh, lullaby, my baby. The bee has gone to sleep; The dew is on the clover, and peace is on the deep...." 13.75" x 10.5" Kate Vannah (1855-1933) was an American female composer. 
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THE CUBAN HERO: or, The Stars and Stripes of Liberty I Pinned upon His Breast. Words by Thos. J. O'Donahue. Music by Richard L. Weaver., Cuban...sheet music
24 Cuban...sheet music THE CUBAN HERO: or, The Stars and Stripes of Liberty I Pinned upon His Breast. Words by Thos. J. O'Donahue. Music by Richard L. Weaver.
Philadelphia Robert F. Parks 1897 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "While standing in the moonlight, My gallant love and I, He told me that he loved me, And then he said good-bye....He joined the Cuban heroes To set their country free...." 14" x 10.5" On the front cover, a strapping college lad wearing a sweater with the letter "P" is flanked by a spread eagle, stars and stripes. The entire back cover is a photographic picture of "The Maine." 
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HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN SHEET MUSIC:  First Annual Issue, Dichter, Harry
25 Dichter, Harry HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN SHEET MUSIC: First Annual Issue
Philadelphia Harry Dichter 1947 First Edition Pictorial wraps Very Good 
100pp; frontispiece, 48 illus from photographs. Dichter catalogs more than 2,000 pieces of 19th-century American sheet music, with prices, arranged by subject and composer. 9" x 6". 
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EARLY AMERICAN SHEET MUSIC,  ITS LURE AND ITS LORE, 1768-1889: Including a Directory of Early American Music Publishers., Dichter, Harry and Elliott Shapiro
26 Dichter, Harry and Elliott Shapiro EARLY AMERICAN SHEET MUSIC, ITS LURE AND ITS LORE, 1768-1889: Including a Directory of Early American Music Publishers.
NY R.R. Bowker 1941 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good 
pp: xxvii, 287 with index; 32 plates showing sheet-music covers. 10.5" x 7.75" 
Price: 75.00 USD
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PUBLICATIONS OF THE OLIVER DITSON COMPANY...FOR MILITARY BAND AND ORCHESTRA: Instruction Books, Solos...Violin and Piano, Cornet and Piano, &c., &c., Ditson, Oliver
27 Ditson, Oliver PUBLICATIONS OF THE OLIVER DITSON COMPANY...FOR MILITARY BAND AND ORCHESTRA: Instruction Books, Solos...Violin and Piano, Cornet and Piano, &c., &c.
Boston Oliver Ditson Circa 1891 Original edition Printed self-wraps Very Good 
16pp. 10.5" x 6.75" Lists hundreds of music sheets by instrument and title, along with composer and price. Contains display ads for various instrument makers, music houses, etc. 
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THE COMIC SONGSTER:  A collection of New Humorous Songs, set to music, and universally sung.  To which are added a few standard old comic songs, the whole being a sequel to the celebrated 100 Comic Songs., Ditson, Oliver, publisher
28 Ditson, Oliver, publisher THE COMIC SONGSTER: A collection of New Humorous Songs, set to music, and universally sung. To which are added a few standard old comic songs, the whole being a sequel to the celebrated 100 Comic Songs.
Boston Oliver Ditson 1870 First Edition Cloth-backed pictorial boards Good 
62pp [lacking final leaf of text]. Contains words and music to 126 songs [4 lacking with loss of final leaf]. Inner hinges reglued; light wear to covers. 10.25" x 6.75" 
Price: 125.00 USD
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DO THEY MISS ME AT HOME? As Sung by the Amphions in their Principal Concerts throughout the Country.  Music by S.M. Crannis., Do they...sheet music
29 Do they...sheet music DO THEY MISS ME AT HOME? As Sung by the Amphions in their Principal Concerts throughout the Country. Music by S.M. Crannis.
Boston Oliver Ditson 1852 First Edition Decorative Cover Very Good 
6pp, The cover features display type within a decorative floral border. Words and music, in part: "Do they miss me at home Do they miss me? Twould be an assurance most dear To know that this moment some loved one Were saying I wish he were here...." Spine reinforced with archival paper tape. 13.5" x 10" The Amphions, a musical group from Cortland County, New York State, took part in The Whole World's Temperance Convention, held in New York City, September 1-2, 1853. From the minutes of the Convention: "...As music was, therefore, eminently appropriate for Temperance demonstrations, the `Amphion Glee Club' should be invited to exercise their vocal talent. The spokesman of the "Amphions" made a small preliminary speech...." 
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DOWN IN BOM-BOMBAY Words by Ballard Macdonald.  Music by Harry Carroll., Down in...sheet music
30 Down in...sheet music DOWN IN BOM-BOMBAY Words by Ballard Macdonald. Music by Harry Carroll.
NY Shapiro Bernstein 1915 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "If you're tired of this life, If you're lonely with one wife .... Ev'ry man has got nine wives, Down in Bom-Bombay...." 13.75" x 10.5" The cover by Dunk depicts a harem scene of Indian maidens entertaining a foreign gent. Inset is a photo of Alice Moss. 
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