Little Lays For Litle Learners..
Bound in original decorative pictorial boards, gilt; spine rebacked. Extremities worn but a good interior.
Chas. Sheasrd, 'Musical Bouquet' Office, 192, High Holborn, W.C.,
[n.d. but 1860].
Comprising a set of easy songs, suited to the comprehension and capabilities of young beginners. the poetry by james bruton, esq. composed by dr. edward f. rimbault. edited by william dickinson. new and revised edition. [cover title: dr. rimbault's little lays for little children. illustrated in colours.]
4to. 8.75 x 11 inches. 24 pp. music.
Illustrated by 6 chromolithographic vignette plates by Hanhart, including frontispiece.
Six songs, all representing a particular vice or virtue, beautifully illustrated by chromolithograph plates: The Bee (Industry), The Beetle (Beauty), The Dog (Fidelity), The Bird (Cruelty), The Spider (Perseverance) and The Butterfly (Vanity). This compilation by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-76), minor composer and well known musical antiquarian was first published in 1836. The verses were written by James Bruton (1815-67). The revised edition is very scarce and COPAC records only one UK library holding, at Cambridge.
[Stock No. 21902]