1887 Merchant's Gargling Oil Songster, advertising booklet full of the lyrics of old songs. No music, just lyrics, so I guess everybody must have known the melodies. The back cover bears the image of an ape with the quote "Merchant's Gargling Oil, A Liniment for Man and Beast".
Out of the archives of a large collection of ephemera I purchased years age...and I'm STILL selling the stuff! The booklet is intact, spine is firmly stapled, pages are yellowed with age and there is a patch of cellophane tape on the upper left corner of the cover and the upper corner of the back. A faint pencil date is seen on the front top margin.
4" x 6 1/4"