Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson & Co.. Very Good. 1856. First Edition. Softcover. A song whose popularity persists to this day in folk music circles was written by B. R. Hanby while in college from the point of view of an escaped slave. Hanby's family had abolitionist sympathies and this song was allegedly based on an incident in which an escaped slave, Joseph Selby, stopped at the Hanbys' on his way north. He told the story of how his wife, Nelly Gray, had been taken from him. Selby died before he could recover from his illness and continue. This copy has been disbound with a rough spine, and there are two tape repairs. Some offsetting on the interior, but otherwise free of markings. Advertisements for other music on rear cover. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 6 pp . (Inventory #: 011422)
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