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22 September 2000
COLLIER, Joel. Musical Travels through England, London: for G. Kearsly, 1774. 8°, woodcut illustration (occasional light spotting) [bound with:] Nathaniel COLLIER. Appendix to the late Joel Collier's Musical Travels through England, London: for G. Kearsly, 1775. 8° (occasional light spotting) [and:] An Alphabetical list of the Subscribers to the Antient Music, for the present season 1811 [and:] Description and use of the Patent Enharmonic Pianoforte, London: printed by W. Phillips . 8°, 2 folding diagram plates (one or two light spots), 4 works bound in one volume, contemporary quarter bound tan calf, spine gilt decorated with red calf lettering piece (a little rubbed), bookplate of Rt. Hon. Lord Gray.
Page 37 of the first work mentions the author hearing a boy humming the tune of Yanky Doodle, and conjectures that that part of England was originally peopled from America, implying a reverse immigration.
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