Item #39480 MOURNFUL TRAGEDY OF THE MAJOR'S ONLY SON, OR CRAZY JONES:- A TRUE STORY. - HOLLIS, N.H. 1787. Mournful Tragedy.
MOURNFUL TRAGEDY OF THE MAJOR'S ONLY SON, OR CRAZY JONES:- A TRUE STORY. - HOLLIS, N.H. 1787.

MOURNFUL TRAGEDY OF THE MAJOR'S ONLY SON, OR CRAZY JONES:- A TRUE STORY. - HOLLIS, N.H. 1787.

[np: c. 1810-1830]. Broadside, 9-1/2" x 11." Old folds [stitched repair to one fold, with a few words crimped but legible along one line; pinholes at two fold intersections, affecting a few letters. Foxed, Good. Two hearts at the top of the text, flanked by two decorative columns, each with a homily of text within the heart. Good.

Here is the AAS entry: "Verse in twenty-seven stanzas; first line: Come all ye people far and near. Variant edition of the Major's only son. Imprint dates suggested by typography.
Text in three columns."
Brown's entry: "a shortened, variant version of the Major's only son. Between title and text, flanked by sections of type ornaments, two line drawings of hearts bearing legends.
Publication date approximation suggested by internal evidence. This edition not in Ford, Shaw & Shoemaker, or Shoemaker."
"The Major's Only Son, and His True Love's Overthrow," printed many times beginning in the 1790s, is the most popular variant of this work. Item #39480

Price: $350.00

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