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HOME! SWEET HOME!
1823. Very Good. [SHEET MUSIC] BISHOP, Henry R., music, with lyrics credited to John Howard Payne. HOME! SWEET HOME! -- the breakout hit from the musical play CLARI (1823) that became a constant of the theater, concert hall, and parlor into the twentieth century (Grimstead, ANB). We offer four undated, ealy American sheet music editions, circa 1823-1835, in a custom black cloth portfolio with ribbon ties. HOME! SWEET HOME! Sung by Miss M. Tree, in CLARI, or The Maid of Milan, at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden. Composed & partly founded on a Sicilian Air by Henry R. Bishop. Philadelphia: Published by George Bacon, No. 66 Chesnut [sic] Street. [1823-1824]. 3 pp. 13 1/4 by 9 5/8 inches. Song with pianoforte accompaniment. Three staves. This piece has been removed from a bound collection. It is foxed and edgeworn with an old sewn paper reapair in the bottom margin of the first leaf, and a small nick at the bottom margin and an old closed-tear paper repair on the blank verso of the second leaf. Good. Dichter calls this the first American edition (Handbook of American Sheet Music, First Series, p. 38) and Wolfe places it first in his list of American editions (Secular Music in America 637); BAL 7, p. 38. _____. A second state of the preceding with the numeral "3" added to the lower margin, p. 1. 13 by 9 1/2 inches. Early music seller's stamp ("Sold by Hewitt & Co., 83 Washington St., Boston") on p. 1. This piece has been removed from a bound collection and has a blank cover sheet attached with paper tape along the fold. Paper is lightly toned and foxed at edges. About very good. Wolfe 637B. HOME! SWEET HOME! Sung by Miss M. Tree, in CLARI, or The Maid of Milan, at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, composed & partly founded on a Sicilian Air by Henry R. Bishop. Boston: Published by G. Graupner. No. 6 Franklin St. This is a reissue from plates first printed in [1823-1824], with the phrase "Sold by John Ashton. No. 197 Washington St." added above the imprint; so not before [1824]. 3 pp. 13 by 9 3/4 inches. Song with pianoforte accompaniment. Three staves. This piece has been removed from a bound collection. Early music seller's stamp ("Sold by Hooten & Powell, No. 154 Washington St., Boston.") on the final blank page. This piece has been removed from a
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