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Beadle's Dime Military Song Book, edited by William Ross Wallace. Beadle & Co., 141 William Street, corner of Fulton.

Seventy-six pages plus four pages of advertisements. Dark gray covers, size 5 7/8 by 3 7/8 inches. Advertised in New York Tribune of January 24, 1861, as "Just published."

Beadle's Dime Union Song Book: Comprising New and Popular Patriotic Songs for the Times. Beadle & Co., 141 William Street.

Eighty pages, 6 3/8 by 4 1/8 inches in size with buff wrappers, the front page of which is printed in red and blue. Below the title, which carries a cut of the reverse of a dime, is a picture of an eagle standing with outspread wings upon a shield, marked "For 1861." Large red figures "76" are separated by the eagle (Fig. 119). At the bottom of the page is the publishers' name, without street address, which does, however, occur on the title page. It was advertised in the New York Tribune, June 20, 1861, but was probably out earlier. The copyright date is 1861. There is no serial number on the book.

Beadle's Dime Union Song Book No. 2. Beadle & Co., 141 William Street.

Seventy-five pages plus five pages of advertisements of Beadle's Dime Song Books. Size same as preceding and same buff wrappers. The title of the series is more condensed than in the preceding number. In the center is a cut, printed in red and blue, of a zouave with flag and sword, stepping on a snake and the Confederate flag. Copyrighted in 1861. It was issued November 20, 1861.

Beadle's Dime Union Song Book No. 3.

As above except that the picture on the cover is of red and blue cannon. Published March 20, 1862.

Beadle's Dime Knapsack Songster. Beadle & Co., 141 William Street.

Seventy-two pages, same size as preceding. Cream colored cover with a black illustration. Copyrighted 1862 and issued October 14, 1862. Later issues have the usual orange wrappers with the 118 William Street address (Fig. 120) and contain eight pages of advertisements, mostly of other song books.

Fig. 119. Miscellaneous Songbooks
Fig. 119. Unnumbered, 1861

Fig. 120. Miscellaneous Songbooks
Fig. 120. Unnumbered, 1862

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