Item #20933 Comical Brown’s Songster [wrapper title]. SONGSTER.
Comical Brown’s Songster [wrapper title].

Comical Brown’s Songster [wrapper title].

Boston: White, Smith & Co., 1885. First edition. Original pictorial cream wrappers printed in black and red (6.75 x 4.88 inches), [32] pages on pulp stock. Music in the text. Wrappers a little soiled, cheap pulp paper toned but supple; in very good condition. Item #20933

“I’m a strong-minded female, from Boston I came, Jerusha Jemima Jane Jinks is my name. To reform this vile world I do truly intend, And the rights of my sex I do boldly defend.” A promotional comic songster (dialect German and dialect Irish songs, nosy neighbors, flings at dandies, etc.), from somewhat later in the career of one of the great troupers of the New England vaudeville circuit, William B. “Comical” Brown (1833-1898). This version with a nice lithographic portrait of that Comical Brown on the upper wrapper.

Price: $125.00

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