Sweet William of Plymouth

Boston: sold wholesale and retail, by Leonard Deming, at the sign of the Barber's Pole, no. 61, Hanover Street ... and at Middlebury, Vt., n.d., [ca. 1830s]. Broadside (approx. 9½" x 8½"), text in triple column beneath the running head; toned, previous folds, the paper limpish; all else very good. First lines: A seaman of Plymouth, sweet William by name, / a wooing to beautiful Susan he came." Deming published another edition (text in 2 columns) ca. 1830, and the poem has at least 10 other printings going back to the 18th century. This edition not found in OCLC or American Imprints. Item #56225

Price: $500.00