Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 9

Price Realized: $ 715
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Rutling, Thomas. Tom, an Autobiography, with Revised Negro Melodies. 2 plates (frontispiece portrait and group portrait of the Fisk Jubilee Singers). 64 pages. 8vo, original printed wrappers, chip to backstrip, otherwise minor wear; foxing to title page and frontispiece, otherwise minimal wear to contents. Torrington, England: Thomas Dyer, circa 1907-09

Additional Details

Narrative written by a former member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The first 15 pages are devoted to the story of the author's life under slavery, followed by his musical career and 40 pages of music. One other example traced at auction (Swann sale, 27 March 2014, lot 106).