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Thread #102326   Message #2072581
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
09-Jun-07 - 10:39 PM
Thread Name: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Songbook Index
Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
To add to the confusion, my photocopy of a copy of the "Third Edition," which I believe to be complete, does not include the Preface by W. K. Hill. Though the book contains fifty songs, the word "Fifty" or number "50" does not appear on the title page. Nor do I see the words "Revised Edition" anywhere.

My suspicion is that the "Revised Edition" is identical to the third except for the addition of Hill's Preface.

The Second Edition, with forty songs, is dated by World Cat firmly to 1888. The date of the First, which does not appear on the book, is given as "1886?" and what must be presumed as the Third as "1906?" A further edition, otherwise undescribed but presumably Q's, is dated to "191-?"

The "1888" date for the Second Edition appears to be certain, but the correct date for the First and Third and "Revised" are less so.