Plantation Melodies. Stephen Collins FOSTER, written and.
Plantation Melodies

Plantation Melodies

Boston: Joseph Knight Publishers, [1888]. 20.5x17cm: unpaginated, [98pp. plus frontispiece]. Illustrated by Charles Copeland. Tan cloth boards with decorative binding design stamped in silver to front and spine. Blue circular floral motif with illustration of woman’s face also to front board. All edges of text block gilt. Printed on glossy stock paper. Floral patterned endpapers in beige and yellow. Moderate soiling and foxing to boards with a small damp stain to rear, not impacting any pages. Corners slightly bumped. Spine cracked at gatherings, but still holding. Three leaves loose, but laid in. Text block clean and bright. Good.

The book is separated into three sections, one for each melody: Old Folks at Home, My Old Kentucky Home, and Nelly was a Lady. Each section begins with the melody’s lyrics, followed by several page spreads, each containing a verse from the melody in decorative lettering and placed within a vignette illustration on the verso, accompanied by a full-page illustration on the recto. There are a total of 37 full-page illustrations depicting various aspects of plantation life. Each section ends with the musical composition of the melody. Overall, a beautiful book!

Price: $100.00

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