Christy's new songster and black joker, containing all the most popular and original songs, choruses, stump speeches, witticisms, jokes, conundrums, etc., as sung and delivered by the world renowned Christy's Minstrels at their opera houses.

Christy, E. Byron, & William E. Christy, comps.

Published by Dick & Fitzgerald ? 1868, 1868
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A classic compilation of minstrel songs and jokes by family members of the famed Christy's Minstrels. Yes, this was blackface humor ? as performed and promulgated by its most prominent white practitioners ? and the book is an essential source for the study and appreciation of it, warts and all. Binding: Publisher's salmon-colored wrappers, the front one giving the title and imprint information above and below a wood-engraved illustration signed by the N. Orr Company. The blackfaced minstrel shown wearing mismatched, inappropriate, and improperly fitting clothes, standing behind a table and gesticulating, is => Byron Christy performing one of his famous "burlesque political stump speeches" ? "Ain't I right, eh?" ? five of these being included in the booklet. 16mo (15.5 cm; 8"). 72 pp., and wrappers. This edition not in Library Company, Afro-Americana (rev. ed.), but see 2314 for the 1863 printing. Binding as above. Very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Christy's new songster and black joker, ...
Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald ? 1868
Publication Date: 1868

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Published by New York Dick & Fitzgerald, [ca. 1868]. (1868)
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Book Description New York Dick & Fitzgerald, [ca. 1868]., 1868. 72pp. 16mo. Original printed wrappers. Chips at toe and crown of spine, contents uniformly browned, printed on poor quality paper, else very good. A highly popular collection of verse, sketches, lyrics, jokes and anecdotes which was obviously reprinted many times (without distinguishing between printings), as evidenced by the varying degrees of type-wear observable between copies. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 77286

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