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YANKEE DOODLE | First known American sheet-music edition of "Yankee Doodle," 1796

Estimate:

800 - 1,200 USD

Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang

YANKEE DOODLE | First known American sheet-music edition of "Yankee Doodle," 1796

YANKEE DOODLE | First known American sheet-music edition of "Yankee Doodle," 1796

Estimate:

800 - 1,200 USD

Lot sold:

2,394

USD

Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang

YANKEE DOODLE

AN ORIGINAL AMERICAN AIR, ARRANGED WITH VARIATIONS FOR THE PIANOFORTE. PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK: CARR'S MUSICAL REPOSITORY, [1796]


2 leaves (printed both sides) extracted from a bound album (13 3/8 x 9 3/8 in.; 288 x 238 mm), Engraved title in upper portion of first page, 4 pp. of engraved music; some browning and minor foxing.


The first known American sheet-music edition under the title "Yankee Doodle." This edition, which does not contain lyrics, was advertised for sale in the Federal Gazette, Baltimore, August 1796.


REFERENCE:

Dichter and Shapiro, Early American Sheet Music. Its Lure and Its Lore, 1768–1889, p. 14