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Sale 2503 Lot 9
(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
Estimate $700 - 1,000
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).