The IVY GREEN. Written by Charles Dickens Esqr. Composed by Henry Russell. Sheet Music, 1812 - 1870, Charles . Russell Dickens, Henry.

The IVY GREEN. Written by Charles Dickens Esqr. Composed by Henry Russell.

London: Published by Addison & Hodson and Duff & Hodgson, (n. d.). [2], 7, [1] pp. Front wrapper with a green & black lithographed image of a ruined cathedralby H. C. Maguire ["Stonnard, Litho. Printer"]. 13-3/16" x 9-5/8". Printed wrappers, with later protective sheet added to front. This edition not in Miller (who lists 18 others, cf. pp 203 - 205), nor in Gimbel (who collected 3 versions, cf C7-C9). Publisher circular blindstamp in upper left corner, showing numbers "9 3 46", which we presume to be the date of original sale. A Very Good copy. Item #29371

Dickens' famous poem, which first appeared in PICKWICK PAPERS, though it was not especially written for that first novel we learn from Kitton, who further informs us, "The favorite setting of "The Ivy Green" is undoubtedly that by the veteran Henry Russell, who states that for this music of this, one of his most successful compositions, he received the magnificent sum of ten shillings!" [cf. Kitton, MINOR WRITINGS, p. 224].

Price: $125.00

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