Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 319

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(WOMEN'S RIGHTS.) Collin, Luke; music by Joseph Philbrick Webster. Woman is Going to Vote. 6 pages, 13 1/2 x 10 inches, on 3 disbound leaves; minor foxing. Chicago: Root & Cady, [1868]

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The chorus reads "She lectures, and doctors, and preaches / And notes the new cut of a coat / She'll mend our political breaches / And renovate all with her vote." The verses are equally inflammatory: "Farewell to election corruptions / Of which the whole world has ta'en note / Let ev'ry man mind his own buttons / For woman is going to vote. . . . We've exercised far greater talents / In keeping our husbands a float / Come Harry, Tom, Dick, mind the cradle / We women are going to vote." The title page lists this song as one of a series of Webster compositions with the common title "Songs of the Present Time." This appears to be the first printing, with Root & Cady's plate number 790 at the base of pages [2] through [5]. Its status as a scarce pre-fire Chicago imprint adds some interest. Crew, Suffragist Sheet Music S-1868-3 (citing one copy in a private collection). No copies traced in OCLC or at auction. University of Michigan holds a second printing with the old plate number stricken out and 3447 added.