The Dark Sett: The Celebrated Negro Quadrilles as Played by All the Quadrille Bands

By: Dyer, S. O. (arranger)

Price: $250.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


This is large format, 19th century sheet music of five "Negro Quadrilles" arranged for the Piano Forte by S. O. Dyer. The five quadrilles are: "Mary Blane," "Old Joe," "Carry Me Back," "Stop That Knockig," and "Darkeys Polka." The B&W illustration, from a lithograph by Sarony & Major, shows a grand ballroom filled with stereotyped African-Americans in formal attire. The manner of this illustration is, for the most part, respectful, even though two or three faces seem exaggerated. This copy is in VG condition. It was removed from a bound volume and has an older tape repair on the spine and expected aging along the edges. Very little wear otherwise. WorldCat locates no copies in libraries, no copies in the trade and only two auction records in the last ten years. However, the Levy collection at Johns Hopkins does show a copy. ; B&W Lithography; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 8 pages

Title: The Dark Sett: The Celebrated Negro Quadrilles as Played by All the Quadrille Bands

Author Name: Dyer, S. O. (arranger)

Illustrator: Illustrated by Sarony & Major

Categories: Music,

Publisher: New York, Firth, Pond & Co.: 1848

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16753

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Music Sheet Music Paper Ephemera