Columbus: Printed at the Straight-Out Harrison and Tyler Office, . 12mo. Original cloth-backed printed boards, the lettering fading. Front inner hinge loosening. 105, [3- Index] pp. Inscription on front free endpaper in ink: "T.R. Merton's Book Bought at Chillicothe Septr. 18th 1840. 12 1/2 cts." Good+.
One of the rarest of the Harrison campaign songsters. It prints words to "a selection of the most popular straight-out Harrison songs... Nothing ever exceeded the rapidity with which, in these times of feeling and patriotic action, the merry Harrisonian Log Cabin Songs have rushed through the country. Every body is singing them, and every body but the sour and crabbed Locofocos, is delighted with their simplicity and spirit. It is to meet the wants of the Harrison boys-- to furnish them all with a plentiful supply of these patriotic and pithy songs, that this little work is compiled."
Some of the inclusions: Tippecanoe Song, Log Cabin and Hard Cider Candidate, General Harrison, Old Tip's Broom, Old Tippecanoe, War Song of the Bloodhounds, etc.
Not in Cronin & Wise [Harrison], American Imprints, Sabin, Thomson. OCLC 81509698 [1- Clements], 36795034 [2- Buffalo Pub. Lib., W. Res. Hist. Soc.] as of October 2017. See Thomson 516 for a list of some of the other Harrison songsters. Item #34208