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  1. Nigger Melodies;

    Nigger Melodies;

    The Only Entire and Complete Work of Ethiopian Songs Extant.
    Seemingly first edition, predating editions published by Cornish, Lamport and Co., successors to Nafis & Cornish, around 1851. All early editions uncommon, with perhaps two dozen copies on OCLC, all of them in North America. This copy with the armorial bookplate of Edward Royall Tyler, son of the Rev. Edward Royall Taylor, abolitionist Connecticut Congregational minister whose anti-slavery lectures at the Eliot Street Chapel in Brattleboro in 1837 caused a near riot; "Cannon fired, and all manner of noises made to interrupt the services, no violence, however, offered. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: c.1849

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 98782

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