HOBBS, John William.
LONGFELLOW SETTING
HOBBS, John William. “The Reaper and the Flowers,” a Poem, from the Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, set to Music …
London, Robert Cocks & Co … Music Publishers to Her Most Gracious Majesty, Queen Victoria, and to His Imperial Majesty the Emperor, Napoleon III … [1855].  
4to (342 × 246 mm), pp. [2], 5, [1]; plate number 11,649; a couple of short tears in the lower margin, a little dusty; disbound; embossed stamp of J. W. Holder, Pianoforte and General Musical Repository, Hull, at foot of title.
Seemingly first edition of this setting of Longfellow’s poem by Hobbs (1799–1877), a successful tenor (King’s, Trinity, St John’s Cambridge, St George’s Chapel, Chapel Royal) and song composer.
COPAC records the British Library copy only.
£50   
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