New York: Firth, Pond & Co, 1853. First Printing. Sheet Music. Very Good. First printing of Stephen Foster's classic minstrel song, "Old Dog Tray." Meets all points listed on pp 39-40 of Whittlesey and Sonneck including the ornamental border and song No. 18 listed below Foster's name. 6 pages including the cover. Untrimmed, but once bound so the left edge is a little rough. Clean with some very light marginal smudges on page 3. Written by Foster while under contract with Christy's Minstrel's and during the period he composed his most popular songs ("The Old Folks at Home," "Camptown Races," "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair," and "My Old Kentucky Home"). (Inventory #: 008435)
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