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1 American Broadside. A Funeral Elegy, Occasioned by the Tragedy, At Salem near Boston, on Thursday Afternoon, the Seventeenth of June, 1773, : at which Time the Ten following Persons, Seven Women, and Three Men, were drowned, having been out on a Party of Pleasure ...
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Salem, Mass.: Ladies' Centennial Committee, 1875. A broadside, one sheet measuring 12.5 X 18.5 inches. Folded once, in half, some splitting along the fold, and some chipping to the margins. Very brittle and fragile. Affixed to the remains of a backing paper at the top edge, secured there by a pasted strip of paper. A verse in fifteen numbered stanzas, with cuts of ten initialed coffins at head; first line: "Awake, my muse, and tune the song." A lengthy note following the elegy is signed: "A Friend to the Deceased." The colophon at the bottom reads: "Copied from a broadside in possession of Geo. R. Curwen, Esq., and printed to be sold at an Exhibition of Antique Relics, &c., held by the Ladies' Centennial Committee, of Salem, Mass., Dec. 15, 1875." This is a facsimile reprint of: [Boston] : Printed and sold by E. Russell, next the cornfield, Union Street, near the market. (Pr. 3 cop.), [1773] (Bristol B3565). 
Price: 100.00 CAD
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2 Bangs (Edward). American broadside. A Yankee Song.
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Salem, Mass.: Ladies' Centennial Committee, 1875. A broadside, one sheet measuring about 8.5 X 13 inches. Three cuts of a sailing ship at the top, text in two columns. The song is in fifteen stanzas, first line: "Father and I went down to camp...". [This version of Yankee Doodle is attributed to Edward Bangs by S. Foster Damon.] The colophon at the bottom states: "The above fac-simile of a rare copy of the original, now in the possession of Geo. R. Curwen, Esq., is printed to be sold at an Exhibition of Antique Relics, &c., held by the Ladies' Centennial Committee of Salem, Mass., Dec. 15, 1875." A facsimile reprint of: [Salem, Mass.] : Printed [by Thomas C. Cushing] and sold [by William Carlton] at the Bible and Heart. [1793] (Evans 25139). Trimmed a bit close but no text is affected; some chipping to lower edge and a few tears in margins. Pasted to a partial backing paper along the left edge, secured by a glued-on strip of paper. 
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