Publisher: Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, (1869).
Edition: Second edition, with the addition of one unpublished ballad.
Bibliographical References: BAL 11556.
Condition: Edges slightly worn; fine copy.
Book ID: 27970
Description8vo, later reddish-brown half morocco, marbled paper boards and matching endpapers, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Engraved title. Two pages of publisher's advertisements.
Comments¶ The second edition in book form of Hans Breitmann’s Ballads, Leland’s immensely popular humorous verse about the German-American, Hans Breitmann, who is full of fooling and philosophy and beer. There were four successive series (Hans Breitmann as a Politician, Hans Breitmann in Church, etc.), several collected editions, and a defintive edition in 1914, edited by Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Leland’s Breitmann verse was equally popular in England, where both Trübner and Hotten brought out competing editions as soon as they could.