Author:Chaff, Gumbo (Elias Howe)

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The Ethiopian Glee Book Containing the Songs Sung by the Christy Minstrels With Many Other Popular Negro Melodies in Four Parts, Arranged for Quartett Clubs, No. 2

By: Chaff, Gumbo (Elias Howe)

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Boston, Elias Howe: 1848

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15053

Condition: Very Good


Relatively light edge and corner wear with some surface toning and soiling along with a scuff on front upper left and minor tears and chips. The backstrip that covers the spine has a slit for about two inches up on the back, but the binding is still square and secure. Remarkable condition for an antebellum songbook. This was Book 2 of a set of four that, I think, expanded upon a single volume issue (lacking the reference to the Christy Minstrels) that was published around the same time. The author, Gumbo Chaff, was fictitious; the book was written y Elias Howe. This is a very early minstrel ... View more info