Boston: Printed for Sterne and Mann, 1818. First edition. Unbound and stitched as issued, approx. 7.13 x 4.5 inches, 28 pages. Unopened. Stained throughout and toned; a good, sound copy in its fresh, original state. Item #19283
Signed in type at the foot of the text, “End of the first number,” but no other known numbers were published. The lyrics to popular songs; the patriotic songs include a lengthy piece on Perry’s victory, plus additional naval songs celebrating McDonough’s victory on Lake Champlain, and Hull’s victories with the Constitution, which is characterized in the lyrics as “a tuf [sic] and strong boat”—the patriotism of the sentiment going so far as to extend to using Webster’s early proposed phonetic American reformed spelling. Lowens 585; American Imprints 45760.