A beautiful and sizable group of approximately 65 examples of World War I-era American sheet music, most 4 pp., the covers noteworthy for their bright and colorful patriotic imagery, including military figures and soldiers, Uncle Sam, stylish women with soldier suitors, images from war bond posters, nurses, flags, Allied powers, and wistful women, by a wide range of composers. Some slight scattered toning or soiling, chipping, and abrasions, a few issues with repairs, three with former owner's name to cover. Overall very good. Most 4to to large 4to. Original illustrated self-wrpps., loose as issued. Various places, with most published in New York City, 1917-1919. Includes a few duplicate titles with alternate cover artwork.
A wonderful assortment of early 20th century patriotic sheet music with eye-catching cover illustrations.
Some of the titles included are:
America, Here's My Boy (The Sentiment of Every American Mother) - Andrew B. Sterling & Arthur Lange
Au Revoir, But Not Good-Bye (Soldier Boy) - Lew Brown & Albert Von Tilzer
The Dixie Volunteers - Edgar Leslie & Harry Ruby
Good-bye Broadway, Hello France - C. Francis Reisner, Benny Davis, & Billy Baskette
Good Morning Mr. Zip-Zip-Zip! - Robert Lloyd, Army Song Leader
Hear the Bugle Call! - Gus Kahn & Egbert Van Alstyne
I'd Like to See the Kaiser with a Lily in His Hand - Henry Lewis, Howard Johnson, and Billy Frisch
I'm Going to Follow the Boys - Howard Rogers & James V. Monaco
It's a Long Way to Berlin, But We'll Get There - Arthur Fields & Leon Flatow
Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There) - Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, & M.K. Jerome
Let's All Be Americans Now - Irving Berlin, Edgar Leslie, & Geo. W. Meyer
Liberty Bell (It's Time to Ring Again) - Joe Goodwin & Halsey K. Mohr
Oh! Frenchy - Sam Ehrlich & Con Conrad
Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning - Irving Berlin
When Yankee Doodle Learns to "Parlez Vous Français" - Will Hart & Ed Nelson
A full list of titles is available upon request.
Book ID: 50458