Musical Bouquet Edition. One Hundred Songs of Ireland: Words and Music.

Songs of Ireland [Musical Bouquet Edition, London; Richard Born, London printer]
Publication details: 
London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192, High Holborn. 1857. [Printed by Richard Born, Crawley Street, Euston Square.]
SKU: 21104

60pp., 8vo. In green printed wraps, the front cover carrying a dense illustration of scenes from various songs ('Kitty of Coleraine', 'Angel's Whisper', 'The Irish Wedding', 'Donnybrooke Fair', 'Low-Back'd Car' and 'The Wake'), with Tom Moore at the head, printed by Richard Born from a drawing by W. E. Earl. Title on cover differs slightly: '100 Songs of Ireland | Music & Words | The Popular Edition'. Eight-page publishers' catalogue bound in at rear. In fair condition, on aged paper, in aged and worn wraps. The songs, each with score, run from 'Mary o' More' to 'Thady o'Toole', 'Paddy Haggarty', 'Ally Croaker' and 'Erin! The smile and the tear in thine eyes'. Only three copies traced on OCLC WorldCat, all in America.