[Foster, Stephen Collins]. Uncle Ned, the Popular Negro Ballad. London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192 High Holborn; and J. Allen, 20 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row. [1855?] Pages 89-92, 32.8 cm, trimmed across the top. There is a lithographed illustration of Uncle Ned playing the violin, with his blind eyes closed, flanked by two pejorative caricatures of two younger African males sitting on barrels, on the first first page (p.89), which is credited to “London Office, 192 High Holborn.” Musical Bouquet No. 287 at the foot of the first page. An anonymous arrangement in the key of G of Stephen Collins Foster’s song, for piano and solo voice, with a four-part choral refrain printed in full score. Disbound, trimmed, two minor tears with no loss of paper, text or music. One small tear has an old tape repair. Foster Hall Collection cutter no.: FS 148.538.
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