Publisher:David & Charles, Newton Abbot / London / Vancouver, 1975
Condition:Very Good Condition
David & Charles, 1975, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
96 pages, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, introduction by selector, notes and notes to the songs. The text is illustrated with contemporary illustrations. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the book corners. Minor shelfwear to the lower book edges and there is browning to the paper edges. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front endpaper. The paper use within the text is of a slight brown hue and printing is of a dark brown. Illustrated dust wrapper, showing a contemporary illustration " The Frisky Vocalist ", with yellow background and maroon and black writing on the front panel and spine. A little rubbing to the dust wrapper corners and crinkling to the head and to the heel of the spine. Some marks to the laminate of the dust wrapper. The Music Hall was founded on the Song and Supper Rooms of Regency and early Victorian London. In these rooms, young men about town would shout out their favourite songs -- usually bawdy parodies of popular ballads of the time. The mid Victorian morality decried these songs and so the paper records were burnt. There appeared that no record of the songs had survived this burning, until a cache was discovered in the British Museum and a selection ( this book in fact ) of these songs has been printed for the first time. This is the first UK edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Music ; Erotica; ISBN: 0715370138. ISBN/EAN: 9780715370131. Inventory No: 0104184.