1907 'Tom' an Autobiography With Revised Negro Melodies
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An Important Work, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce
In the publisher's original cloth binding.
Illustrated, With forty pages of sheet music.
Lacking the portrait frontispiece.
Rutling was a former slave who became an original member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a choral group that toured throughout the United States and Europe. H e was a tenor. He joined the choir in 1871 and spent seven years touring in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe.
This autobiography was published in Bradford and Devon, and was written during his time as a vocal teacher in Britain. Rutling was an important figure in the arts, specifically due to his representation as a Black man. He was a pioneer campaigner against racism and has inspired generations of people in Britain. This work is an important piece of Black history, depicting the life of a fascinating creative.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart. Minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spine and to the extremities. Title page is lacking half. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the odd spot. Chips to the extremities of page 49-50, not affecting the text.
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