A Garland of New Songs.

A Garland of New Songs.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne: J. Marshall, MS note dated, 1807.

Deckle edged sheet folded to form four leaves (eight pages paginated).

Nelson & Trafalgar

A wonderfully preserved early nineteenth-century English chapbook of popular ballads and ditties. Notably this includes a contemporary song on Lord Nelson.

A wonderfully preserved early nineteenth-century English chapbook of popular ballads and ditties. Notably this includes a contemporary song on Lord Nelson.

This publication of eight pages is one of at least 31 of a series; each part being separately issued and individually titled 'A Garland of New Songs' with a different woodblock print. Such songbooks were sold for a few pennies and capture ephemeral melodies of the era, usually nostalgic and romantic songs. This particular chapbook is more interesting than most because of the inclusion of a contemporary lament for Nelson who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Price (AUD): $400.00  other currencies     Ref: #4201766

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