Lot 396 of 515:
Lyrics for the Glee Club, 1794  

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The Words of the Favourite Pieces, as Performed at the Glee Club, Held at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, Strand

Hobler, John Paul


Printed for the editor and sold by H. D. Symonds



[4], 85, [5] pp. (18mo) 16x10 cm (6¼x4"), period half morocco and marbled boards, gilt decorated spine. First Edition. 

Scarce and important collection of lyrics for catches, rounds, etc., written expressly for England's most notable glee club at the end of the 18th century. Included here are songs by such well-known musicians as John Wall Callcott, Dr. Benjamin Cooke, Stephen Paxton, and Samuel Webbe, including the latter's famous "Glorious Apollo," which became a traditional opening for glee club programs.

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Fair amount of rubbing and soiling to binding; ownership signature on blank page opposite title, a bit of scattered light foxing; about very good.

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