Item #51011 WHAT A BAD HAT.; Tune -- "My Feyther's Old Sow." Song - slip / Penny Literature.

WHAT A BAD HAT.; Tune -- "My Feyther's Old Sow."

[London]: Printed by T. Birt, 39, Great S. Andrew Street, Seven Dials, (n. d.). Ca 1833 - 1841. Dated from the British Book Trade Index. Beneath imprint - "Country Orders punctually attended to. Every description of Printing on reasonable terms. Children's Books, Battledores, Pictures, &c." Broadside, "9-7/8" x 7-7/16". First line reads: I'm a country clown com'd up from the west." 6 stanzas of verse, in two columns. A woodcut of a black hat above the first line in the first column and one of a harp at the foot of the second column. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Some wear/creasing, soiling & age-toning. A couple edge chips [no text affected]. A VG copy of this fragile item. Item #51011

OCLC records one copy, the Nat'l Library of Scotland.

A rare 19th C survivor from the hey-day of penny street literature.

Price: $145.00

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