R. Kirkland Family, Grocer, Tea and Provision Dealer, Smallthorne. [Tea paper bearing - Scotch National Song. -- 'Hail to the Chief'. and vignette scene]
Coloured wood engraving. Printed area 200 x 170mm. Some creasing.
The first and third verses of Sir Walter Scott's narrative poem 'Lady of the Lake', published 1810. The verse is overprinted with an advert for 'R.Kirkland, Family Grocer,'. Set to music at that time by James Sanderson (1769-1841), it was adopted as music to announce the U.S. President in 1845, with new lyrics by Albert Gamse.
[Ref: 7083] £50.00