A collection of the newest songs, which are now sung on the British stage, and at the most fashionable places of entertainment. 8vo. 72pp. Unknown to Hunt, the BBTI and The Scottish Book Trade Index, R. Davidson is represented in ESTC by two works dated 1796 and 1798. This unrecorded earlier work is typical of its genre with references to singers and verses (‘Sung by Miss Leary at Vauxhall.’) and authors. Its principal interest is that of the earliest recorded printing of a little known provincial printer. Bound with: The testament of the twelve patriarchs, the sons of Jacob. Translated from the Greek by Robert Grosthead, B.D. Berwick : printed for W. Phorson; B. Law, Ave-Maria-Lane, London, 1791. 12mo in sixes. x, 106pp, pp [107]-110 Phorson’s list. ESTC: L, C, E. Bound with: A collection of essays, anecdotes, tales, &c., with some originals, by a debtor, during his confinement in prison. Newcastle upon Tyne: printed by M Angus & Son, for the editor, 1802. 12mo in sixes. 84pp. COPAC: L. OCLC adds California State Library Not in Anderton.. Bound with: BROWN, John, Author of Albanus. The tour of Albion. Or, book of fame ... No. I[-III.] (all published) [Colophon. Printed: The Author,] N.D. 17cm. 48pp. Albanus; or the poetical tour of Scotland is recorded in COPAC and ascribed by the British Library to Dr. John Brown. It was printed in Dumfries in 1803. The contents of the work offered here are similarly poetical with a strong Scottish bias; the later pieces, commencing with the item on perpetual motion, are short prose works. COPAC: NLS. (the portrait there from a later work of 1819 and thus not part of the collation.) Publication details given as [Edinburgh 1810.]

Published: Berwick: printed and sold by R Davidson,

Date: 1795

Front joint tender; occasional light spotting.

Near contemporary half green calf gilt, spine lettered direct, marbled sides, sprinkled leaf-edges.


Offered by John Turton