Harry Bluff and the Female Sailor [Broadside Ballad]. anon.

Harry Bluff and the Female Sailor [Broadside Ballad]

Boston: 1837.

Broadside. Good Condition. Item #045667
ISBN: NoISBN

Single sheet ca. 9" x 7", chipped at the edges with loss to margin and touching the typographical border, paper browned, a few small tears. One attractive woodcut of Harry waving a tattered flag. Undated, a copy at the AAS with both poems and printed by L. Deming in Boston is suggested at 1832-1837. The Female Sailor had appeared a few years previous.

The Female Sailor was a popular trope in England and then America where a woman falls for a sailor (as here, or loses her love to a press gang or some other calamity) and then dresses up as a sailor to track him down. "she was as jolly as a sailor could be/Her grog she would drink, and kiss the girls merrily." Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Americana. Inventory No: 045667.

Price: $350.00

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