Wonderful Collection of Broadside Irish Drinking Songs, 1860-1880
Brereton, Peter, printer. Collection of illustrated broadside song lyrics. Dublin: Peter Brereton, circa 1860-1880. 26 separate sheets. Narrow broadsides, thin wove stock (4-1/2 by 11 inches). $2800.
Fascinating collection of 26 broadside song sheets of popular 19th-century Irish ballads and drinking songs, including an early version of “John Barleycorn,” each with a delightful wood-engraved headpiece.