London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1858. Green textured cloth with gilt. Octavo (30.5 x 21 cm). (vii), [1, blank], 352 pp. Musical notation. Green textured cloth decorated with gilt. Corners bumped and worn; covers very faintly rubbed with light scratches and marks; hinges rubbed and torn with a 0.5cm nick and 2.5cm closed tear to the front hinge and 2cm closed tear to the back hinge; edges toned; internally some creasing in the centre of the book caused by the binding, presumably a publisher's fault meaning that this would be the case with every other copy of this edition; 23.5 x 16.5 cm page including handwritten poem and hand drawn cherubs, angels and flowers neatly pasted inside front cover; previous seller's sticker inside back cover; top 3cm of the first page has been neatly cut out; occasional spotting throughout, somewhat heavier on the outermost few pages, the rest of the book is otherwise mostly clean, a very good copy. Very good. Item #817
Acknowledged as Ireland's 'national bard,' Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852) was a poet, singer, songwriter and entertainer. Interestingly, Moore was the executor of Lord Byron's estate and was entrusted with the role of burning his memoirs following his death. "Oft in the Stilly Night" was one of Moore's most popular songs and is recorded in this particular selection of his music.