Item #4124 Trumpet of Freedom.

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Trumpet of Freedom.

Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1864. Oblong 8vo, printed wrappers with engraved illus. 63 pp., outer lower wrapper with ads for other musical books by the publisher; early blind-stamp of Tewksbury & Brother, Booksellers of Chester, New Hampshire on the front wrapper. CONDITION: Spine perished, front wrapper nearly detached and tattered at edges with 1” tear, a few odd stains and light damp-staining to both front and back wrappers, light damp-staining and occasional foxing to contents.

A Union Civil War songbook, containing 46 songs, from the press of the prolific music publisher Oliver Ditson. Leading the list of songs on the front wrapper is perhaps the best-known song of the War, Julia Ward Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic. The contents also include: We’ll Fight for Uncle Abe; Negro Boatman’s Song; From the Red Battle Field; Volunteer’s Wife; On to Savannah; Mother, When the War is Over; My Country, ‘Tis of Thee; Mount, Boys, Mount (noted as the “song of the 20th New York Cavalry”); and, of course, The Trumpet of Freedom.

Item #4124

Price: $375.00

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