Cincinnati & New York: Fillmore Bros. (1900). 1st edition (presumed). Unpaginated, but 192 songs. Sheet music printed throughout. 7-7/8" x 5-1/2". Black cloth spine over Beige linen color printed paper (in red and navy blue). Binding worn (lightly soiled, creased, rubbed and spine chipping). Paper slightly age-toned. A Good+ copy. Item #40250
"First. We call attention to its large number of really fine choruses for mixed voices. It is hoped that this feature will lead to the organization of large choirs of singers in many communities. The words and the music are worthy of consideration by musicians. We are confident that singers will enjoy them. They are so patriotic and stirring that they will prove to be a force in molding public opinion and quickening the conscience."
This edition rare in the trade.