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Chicago, IL H. M. Higgins Hardcover 
This is a First Edition or early edition of this music compilation by William B. Bradbury. The publisher is shown as H. M. Higgins in Chicago which may have closed down at the address provided (117 Randolph St, but restarted by one of the Higgins at a different address in 1860) earlier than the date attributed to the year of publication for this Bradbury work (1861 - Golden Chain) . Bradbury was a composer as well as a businessman - one of his most composition is Jesus Loves Me (at a date after this book) . This book is made of book boards covered in paper. The book has been well used and may have been dropped in water as there is a water line in the upper corners of the pages starting about 99 through the last page - 127. There is also a slight ripple in the paper. Though the binding is tight, there is wear at the top and bottom of the spine which includes a chip of the blue cloth binding at the bottom of the the spine. The paper cover is darkened and worn around the edges. The rear of the cover is also printed with a art rendering of the Bradbury store at 427 Broome St. There is a spot on the bottom corner and some chipping aroung the edges. The paper covering the book boards is worn at the edge of the board on nearly all edges. The page on the rear of the book is repeated on the inside pasted down end paper. The rear pasted down paper promoting Pilgrims' Songs. The first page is missing. There are songs for 3 through 127 and the last page is table of contents by song titles. There are some numbers in pencil on the Table of Contents. There are no other marks or writings. Quite worn in appearance. Still serviceable. Collectible as a first or early edition. (Not in WorldCat by this publisher). ; 8vo; 127 pages 
Price: 65.00 USD
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