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The Festival of mirth, and American tar"s delight a fund of the newest humorous, patriotic, hunting, and sea songs. : With a variety of curious jests, bon mots, entertaining and witty anecdotes, &c.

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Published by Printed for Thomas B. Jansen & Co. No. 248 Pearl-Street. in New-York .
Written in English


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SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 37420.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination81, [3] p.
Number of Pages81
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14598834M

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