[Philadelphia]: Schoenhut Piano Company, circa 1895. Staplebound. Complete. Approximately 6..75” x 5.5”. 14 pages of text, music and advertisements. Saddle-stapled paper pamphlet with front and back cover illustrations in color. Sound binding; some wear at the spine and corners. Very good. Item #008707
The basic design of this cover was used for several years. This is the earlier variant showing both children facing the piano and their proud father sporting Van Dyke facial hair and wearing a blue smoking jacket. The rear cover advertisement featuring eight boys wearing a variety of Schoenhut’s military, fire, and police uniforms is especially engaging. There are internal advertisements for toy pianos, glockenspiels or metallophones, xylophones, Parachute Guns, and the “Latest Invention! . . . Gyrogaph: The Artistic Top.”.