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The Dime School Melodist. A Choice Selection of Familiar Songs, Duets, Trios, etc., arranged in a Simple Manner for School Singing. Compiled and arranged by George C. Rexford. Irwin P. Beadle & Co., publishers, 141 William Street.

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Cream or buff wrappers, 80 pages 5 7/8 by 3 7/8 inches in size (Fig. 118). The back cover shows advertisements which are not of Beadle's books. The Melodist was copyrighted in 1860, and appeared before November 10, 1860.

Later, reprints were made by Beadle & Co., 118 William Street, in the standard size of the Dime Novels and with the usual orange wrappers.

Beadle's Dime Songs of the Olden Time, comprising the Old Ballads, Old Songs, etc., which the Old Folks used to Sing. Beadle & Co., 118 William Street.

Sinclair Tousey's name is given on the cream colored cover, probably as Publishers' Agent. The cover has a black line cut of a man and a girl. There are 72 pages plus eight of advertisements, 5 7/8 by 3 7/8 inches in size. The book was copyrighted in 1863, and appeared March 27, 1863.

Songs † for the Hour. The Grant and Colfax Spread-Eagle Songster. Beadle & Co., 98 William Street.

The title page reads: "The Grant and Colfax Songster, comprising a Choice Selection of New and Popular Songs and Ballads for the Campaign." Orange covers, 6 3/8 by 4 1/8 inches, 64 pages. † The cover shows a man with both arms raised as though he were leading the men in the background in singing. It was advertised August 11, 1868, and was probably on sale shortly before that time.

Fig. 118. Miscellaneous Songbooks
Fig. 118. Unnumbered, 1860

† Correction made as per Volume 3.
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