Bawdy Songbooks of the Romantic Period, Volume 3: Items Published by M. Metford (1833-40) and G. K. Edwards (1835-6) (Hardcover)
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The songbooks of the 1830-40s were printed in tiny numbers, and small format so they could be hidden in a pocket, passed round or thrown away.
Collectors have sought 'these priceless chapbooks', but only recently a collection of 49 songbooks has come to light. This collection represents almost all of the known songbooks from the period.