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The Ten Little Mulligan Guards

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The Ten Little Mulligan Guards

by (McLoughlin Brothers). (Harrington, Edward)

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New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1874. Oblong 4to.  230 x 275 mm., [9 x 11 inches].  12 leaves, (ten color printed plates plus front and rear wrappers).  Printed on card stock the corners and edges of which are chipped with minor loss to the margins; the stapled cover wrappers  nearly loose, the paper stock is sound and clean but fragile at edges. Appears to be the only edition of this title, with reappearances of the Mulligan Guards and their Black counterparts in other publications by McLoughlin.  These comic images are set to music and lyrics by Wm. A. Pond & Co. and they reflect the stereotypes of Irish immigrants and the Freed Black as fodder for the escapades of the "Mulligan Guard." A note in the copy at the Library of Congress reads, Can be read as a story in verse or used for playing "The game of the ten little Mulligans, instructions for which are given on leaf [12].  NUC pre-1956 attributes this work, probably only by association, to Edward Harrigan. Includes the music of the chorus of the 1873 popular song The Mulligan Guard, by David Braham. In place of Edward Harrigan's original lyrics are new verses for children, probably commissioned by the publisher." See the copy at the American Antiquarian Society for bibliographical description.  Similar but not exact title in Library Company, not cited by Blockson. NUC cites copies at Brown and the University of Chicago.  OCLC cites numerous copies.


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De Simone Company is presently offering rare books, manuscripts, illustrated books, broadsides, and ephemera documenting American history during the 19th century. We encourage you to visit our website where you will find numerous catalogues listing our offering. Visit also specializes in early Italian books and manuscripts, mostly in the fields of social science, history, antiquarian bibliography and illustrated books. The owner, Daniel De Simone, has a particular interest in books, manuscripts, ephemera printed in, or about, the history of Ferrara, Italy.


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