THE CANADIAN ROSE BUD SONG BOOK. Containing all the Popular Songs of the Day.
Toronto: A.S. Irving, no date [ca. 1870]. 16mo, 16.5 cm. pp (v)-(x), 11-99, sewn, in original pink pictorial paper covers. Covers, title page, and last (blank) page damp stained; back strip perished and shallow chipping along inner margins, all neatly repaired with rice paper (loss of one letter and parts of two digits on rear cover); page edges browned; in all, a good copy, tight in the binding, text clean and unworn, of a fragile little book. Front cover says that this is "No. 2", and the rear cover solicits agents to sell Irving's edition of Mark Twain's THE INNOCENTS ABROAD. The book contains only words, no music. Publication would have been somewhere between 1867 and 1874, the years Irving was in business at the 35 King Street West address given on the front cover, though ca. 1870 seems a good bet. Irving's edition of THE INNOCENTS ABROAD was published in 1870. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.