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    Oley Speaks

    Bound Album containing thirteen songs by Oley Speaks (1874-1948), American composer and concert baritone. The songs, issued separately by G. Schirmer from 1910 through 1913, were collected by Miss Ethel Crane, to whom Oley Speaks dedicated the second song in the collection "Charity." The collection was custom bound for her, bears her monogram on the front cove, and on a flyleaf is signed and dated by Oley Speaks. Oley Speaks. Three Songs With Piano Accompaniment. 1. A Lover's Song. Words by Clinton Scollard. 2. Charity. Words by Emily Dickinson. 3. When All the Bonny Birds. Words by Robert O. Ryder. New York: G. Schirmer, [n.d., 1911].

    [2, title (verso blank], 5, [2, blank] [1, advertisements]; [2, title (verso blank)], 3, [2, blank], [1, advertisements]; [2, title (verso blank)], 5, [2, blank], [1, advertisements] pages. Each song with special title. Titles printed in green and blank.

    Oley Speaks. Elysium. A Song by Oley Speaks. [Words by Clinton Scollard]. New York: G. Schirmer, [n.d.,1913].

    [2, title (verso blank)], 5, [1, advertisements] pages. Title printed in red and black.

    Oley Speaks. Two Songs by Oley Speaks. An Evening Song. [Words by Frank L. Stanton]. For a Day. [Words by Frank L. Stanton]. New York: G. Schirmer, [n.d., 1913].

    Each song with separate title. [1, title], [1, blank], 5, [1, advertisements]; [1, title], [1, blank], 5, [1, advertisement] pages. Titles printed in red and black.

    Oley Speaks. To You. Song with Piano Accompaniment Words by Marie Beatrice Gannon. New York: G. Schirmer, [n.d., 1910].

    3, [1, advertisement] pages, including title. Title printed in blue and black.

    Oley Speaks. Two Songs. With Piano Accompaniment. Morning. Words by Frank. L. Stanton. To You Words by Marie Beatrice Gannon. New York: G. Schirmer, [n.d., 1910].

    [1, title], [1, blank], 5, [2, blank], [1, advertisements] pages. Title printed in blue and black.

    Oley Speaks. Two Songs With Piano Accompaniment. Words by F. L. Stanton. Song of Waiting. The Thought of You. New York: G. Schirmer, [n.d., 1913].

    [1, title], [1, blank], 5, [1, advertisement]; [1, title], [1, blank], 5, [1, advertisement] pages. Each song with separate title. Titles printed in purple and black.

    Oley Speaks. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace" (Isaiah xxvi: 3-Psalm cxxxix: 11). Sacred Song with Piano Accompaniment. New York: G. Schirmer, [n.d., 1913].

    [1, title], [1, blank], 5, [1, advertisement] pages. Title printed in lavender and black.

    Oley Speaks. The Lord is my Light. (Psalm xxvii). Sacred Song With Piano Accompaniment. New York: G. Schirmer, [n.d., 1913].

    Plate no. 24251? [1, title], 7, [1, advertisement] pages.T itle printed in red and black.

    Oley Speaks. How Long Wilt Thou Forget Me? (Psalm XIII). Sacred Song With Piano Accompaniment New York: G. Schirmer, [n.d., 1911].
    [1, title], [1, blank], 3-7, [1, advertisement] pages. Title printed in brown and black.
    Large folio (13 5/16 x 10 3/16 inches; 338 x 258 mm.). Contemporary half red leather over marbled boards. Spine in six compartments with five raised bands. Front cover lettered in gilt: "Songs by Oley Speaks." and "E. C." on the lower corner.
    Binding slightly rubbed. Scratch on front cover. Leather darkened. Occasional thumb soiling. Over-opened in a few places. From the library of John Carroll Collins.



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