Lot 334: Famous Black song-writer, Slavey Chains Broken, 1880

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Lot 334: Author: Bland, James A. ; Title: Black composer of "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" hails the end of Slavery; Place Published: Boston; Publisher: John F. Perry & Co.; Date Published: ca. 1880; Description: [Sheet music] James A. Bland, words and Samuel Butler, music, De. Slav'ry Chains Am Broke At Last / [De Golden Wedding] (John F. Perry & Co., Boston, c.1880) Original decorative wrappers, with two small "slave" engravings on front cover and large engravings for other songs on Page 2 and the rear cover. 11 x 14", 6pp. including covers. While the front cover cites another song, "De Golden Wedding", this imprint is apparently complete as issued, being identical to the Library of Congress copy displayed online. Rare. WorldCat shows only one other institutional holding, at Brown University. See the online catalogue at www.pbagalleries.com for further description. Condition: Very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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