OLD FOLKS AT HOME ["Way Down Upon the Swanee Ribber"]

FOSTER, Stephen Collins

Published by Nims and Knight, Troy, NY, 1890
Condition: Good Hardcover
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8vo. Decorated, floral embossed, paper covered boards. Silver lettering to front. Moderate handling wear. Paper loss from spine ends. A touch shaken. Previous owner inscription to first endpaper. Overall good or better with illustrations clean, bright. 12 full page black and white lithograph illustrations by Charles Copeland plus frontispiece portrait of Christine Nilsson. A handsome, Victorian printing of Foster's famous song, referred to on the cover title as its better known name: "The Swanee River." With African-American themed illustrations by Charles Copeland and printed lyrics and music throughout. Bookseller Inventory # 15047

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Title: OLD FOLKS AT HOME ["Way Down Upon the Swanee...

Publisher: Nims and Knight, Troy, NY

Publication Date: 1890

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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