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Single sheet (title page); edges very ragged/torn; title and other lettering very ornate with many different fonts; lettering surrounded by scrolls and dashes; handwritten and embossed inscriptions at top.
paper (fiber product)
"OLD JESSY/ Ethiopian Story/ Words by / C.C. SEDGEWICK/ Music Composed & Dedicated to/ E.P. CHRISTY ESQ. / of the Celebrated/ Christy's Minstrels/ By/ CHARLIE C. CONVERSE." (printed)
"Philadelphia, LEE & WALKER 188 Chestnut Street./ F.W. Ratcliff, Louisville, KY."
"Entered according to act of Congress A.D. 1852 lec & Waller to the clerk's office of the Dt. Ct. of the En. Dt. of Pa."
"E. M'Carthy, Sc."
"Miss Mollie Brewer/ Hillsboro, Ills./ July 6~61 Po 2" (handwritten)
"Higgins Brother/ Dealers In/ Piano Fortes/ Melodeons/ Violins/ Guitars/ Strings &/ 54 Randolph St/ Chicago, Ills" (embossed)
Lee & Walker (Publisher)
Converse, Charles C. , 1832-1918 (Composer)
Sedgewick, C. C. (Lyricist)
Higgins Brothers (Vendor)
13 3/8 x 10 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Evelyn Sawyer Tobias
1852 (Year of copyright)