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    Group of (7) Sets of Southern Sheet Music. Music was an important component of the Southern cultural identity before, during, and after the Civil War. From the popular songs featured in minstrel shows, where white men in blackface would perform such rousing tunes as "Dixie" and "Old Dan Tucker," to the hymns and spirituals sung both in church and on the plantation, to songs used to inspire feelings of patriotism, the South treasured its flourishing and diverse musical culture. Several such songs are featured in this lot and include: George Linley, et al. Bonny Jean, a Ballad. Augusta: Blackmar & Bro., n. d. 4to, 6 pages. Toned with small spots of foxing; top quarter of first page is detached, but does not affect the music. [and:] M. Keller. Mother, Oh! Sing Me to Rest. Richmond: Geo. Dunn & Company, n. d. 4to, 4 pages. Scattered spots of foxing; damage to lower right corner. Light water staining around the edges. [and:] Henry Schoeller, et al. Keep Me Awake, Mother! Augusta: Blackmar & Bro., 1863. 4to, 4 pages. Uneven light to moderate toning and wrinkling. [and:] Capt. C. W. Alexander. The Southern Soldier Boy. Richmond: Geo. Dunn & Company, 1863. 4to, 4 pages. Scattered foxing and toning. Vertical fold weak and nearly three-quarters detached; overall wrinkling. [and:] Eugene Raymond, et al. Three Cheers for Our Jack Morgan! A Camp Song. Augusta: Blackmar & Bro., 1864. 4to, 6 pages. Toned with scattered foxing. Lightly chipped edges. [and:] E. E. Osgood. Kingdom's Coming, or the Song of the Contraband. Augusta: Blackmar & Bro., 1864. 4to, 4 pages. Light to moderately toned with scattered foxing. Some chipping along the edges. [and:] A. E. Devineau. Grand Triumphal March. Savannah: Ludden & Bates, 1877. 4to, 5 pages. Dedicated to South Carolina Governor and former Confederate General Wade Hampton III. Lightly toned; wrappers have some small holes. Lightly chipped edges.

    Estimate: $700 - up.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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