J.R. Clarke, music publisher, 356 George Street, Sydney.
Printer: F. Cunninghame.
Publisher's list at back.
Full text available online at Internet Archive
Provenance: Ownership inscription: Isabelle Throsby / Kirkton, Woolloomooloo / Australia.
Inscribed above the title with the initials M.F.M.
Also inscribed bottom right: Fairfax Moresby.
["Kirkton" was the home of the Billyard family, who were closely assiciated with the Throsbys. The wedding reception of Mary, Isabels older sister, to Lieut. William Bridges of HMS Iris, had taken place there in September 1858.
Matthew Fortescue Moresby, artist and amateur photographer, resided in Sydney between 1856 and 1860. He was paymaster-in-chief of the first British naval station in Australia under the command of Commodore William Loring of the flagship "Iris" and became well-known as a photographer in that time. He was aboard the Iris in 1857 when it arrived at Norfolk Island, and he took several photographs of the islanders. He probably came to know Isabel and the Billyards of Kirkton through his connection with the personnel of the Iris. Fairfax Moresby who died in Bass Strait when the brig "Sappho" was lost in 1858, was the older brother of Matthew. A third brother, Rear Admiral John Moresby (1830-1922) surveyed the coast of New Guinea 1871-74. They were the sons of Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby.]
All inscriptions in pencil.