The Favorite Duett of O Dear what can the Matter be With an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte or Harp. Price 1s. [Piano-vocal score]
by ANON. 18th Century Nursery Rhyme: O Dear What Can the Matter Be
London: Longman & Broderip [without PN], 1798. Fuld p. 399 lists this issue among the possible first printings of this well-known nursery rhyme. Very scarce. Worldcat (2 complete copies only, at Bristol University and the British Library).. Folio. Disbound. [i] (blank), 2-4 pp. Engraved. Page 4 with additional accompaniment for 2 German flutes. Remnants of former binding and slight creasing to spine. Occasional very light stains; early signature in black ink to upper margin of p. 2 slightly cropped. (Inventory #: 26721)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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