This 19th Century book is a collection of songs, both the musical notation and lyrics. The author provides commentary to a number of the songs and explanations for certain musical concepts.
- Title: Musical Gems for School and Home: A Rich and Full Collection of Music for the Young, Original and Arranged; With choice selections from the Schools of Germany and Switzerland, together with a New, Easy, and Progressive Course of Elementary Instructions and Exercises, constituting a complete musical manual for teachers and students.
- Author: B. Bradbury
- Publisher: Mark H. Newman & Co.
- Place: New York
- Year: 1851
- Length: 208pp
- Dimensions: 75” x 5.25” x 0.88”
- Condition: Original embellished paper-covered boards—stained and worn, cracking and wear all along the edges, and moderately soiled. Binding tight. No missing pages. Internal pages darkened in addition to some foxing. Some folds and tears. “2/9” written in ink on front cover. Inscription in pencil in front endpapers. Stanza from the poem “Orson and Ellen” by Peter Pindar Esq. (John Wolcot) in back endpapers.