Unbekannte Druckerei, eventuell in St. Croix


Fig. 30-5. (191). This illustration of a musical box factory had 831 written in the bottom right corner. The image is probably a view of Saint Croix but this has not been confirmed.

The tunes are Scottish traditional airs. The tune `Within a Mile of Edinburgh┬┤ was written by Englishman James Hook (1746-1827) to words written by Englishman Thomas D┬┤Urfey (1653-1723). Hook was a pioneer of comic ballads similar to the songs used in Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas. Despite its English origins, the tune has become part of Scottish tradition. The Date uncertain, as is the depiction of the factory. (Bellamy: Tuneheets Makers Agents (2022), p. 30/2, Fig. 30/4)