Early American Sheet Music: Its Lure and Its Lore, 1768-1889

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Abraham Lincoln

* HONEST OLD ABE. Blodgett & Bradford. Buffalo. 1860 Song & Chorus Words by D. Wentworth, Esq. Music by A Wide Awake. Figure in star. Lith: J. Sage & Sons. 6 pp., pp. 2 and 6 blank. Lower right margin p. 5: Pearson Engr.

Illustration: Head and bust of beardless picture of Abraham Lincoln, signed (in facsimile) "Yours truly A. Lincoln."

* LINCOLN QUICK STEP. Lee & Walker. Philadelphia. 1860 (See under "Presidents of the United States.")

* NATION IN TEARS, THE. Wm. Jennings Demorest. New York. 1865 In Memoriam. Abraham Lincoln. May be Sung As A Solo, Trio, Duett Or Full Chorus. Arranged For The Piano or Organ. Words by R. C. Music by Konrad Treuer. Figure 3 in ornament. Woodcut. [n. printer.] Artist R. M. S. 6 pp., p. 2 blank, p. 4 is incorrectly numbered 2.

Illustration: Head of Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by mourning band. Mourning band on pp. 3 and 4; p. 5 represents a tombstone, reading: "In Memory of Abraham Lincoln. President Of The United States Of America. Born February 12th, 1809. Died April 15th, 1865. "With malice toward none, with Charity for all." Second inaugural address. Requiescat In Pace; p. 6 shows funeral cortege passing along Broadway, N. Y. Illustration in oval, inserted in American shield. Back cover printed sideways.

* "OLD ABE" THE BATTLE EAGLE. H. N. Hempsted. Milwaukee. 1865 Song & Chorus. Poetry by L. J. Bates, Esq. Music by T. Martin Towne, Author of "Our Boys Are Coming Home." At head of title: Inscribed to the 8th Wisconsin Regt. Lith: Chas. Shober. Chicago. Artist: L. Kurz. 8 pp., pp. 2, 7 and 8 blank. Plate Mark 225-5.

Illustration: Lithograph of the famous battle eagle.

Quotation: "Old Abe, The Battle Eagle, when [sic.] history is well known throughout the North West, was carried by the Eighth Wisconsin Regiment in all their battles, and was equally exposed with them during their three years service. He now belongs to and is supported by the State in quarters fitted up for him in the State House Park at Madison."

First Edition: Description from copyright deposit. Deposited Dec. 28, 1865.

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