Songs of Bryn Mawr College. Designs by Emily Shippen Green.
Green, Emily Shippen, [illustrator],

Philadelphia: Published for the Students Building Committee of Bryn Mawr Coilege by Charles W. Beck, 1903. First edition. With a different set of decorative borders (including images of swans, dragons, and maypole dancers) for each song. Also with a title-page vignette and decorative headings on pages iv and v. Binding just slightly shaken. Cream-colored endpapers with bright green pattern. Very minor rubbing to extremities and a bit of light toning to endpapers, but overall a bright, near-fine copy of a lively and attractive book. Original full-color pictorial boards with scene of trumpeters on upper board and Bryn Mawr crest on lower board. Salmon-pink cloth spine and all edges yellow. Oblong quarto. 137 pp. (Item ID: 16670)


Songs of Bryn Mawr College includes the Bryn Mawr “College Hymn” (pp. 1-2) and official “College Song” (pp. 60-63), the class songs for 1890 to 1906 (pp. 3-44), a variety of other songs for college events and celebrations, and a few folk songs like “The Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington” (pp. 48-49). Between 1889 and 2013, Bryn Mawr College released songbooks like the present item, and sing-alongs of the school songs remain a cultural staple of the college. Recorded performances of many of the songs included in the present book can be found in various locations online, including on the Bryn Mawr College page on SoundCloud.

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