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John Collins
RARE 1793 Anti-Slavery Slaves Poetry CSheppard Desponding Negro Framed HandColor
London: C. Sheppard, 1793. What an AMAZING find for the serious Collector. This wonderful and HTF item appears to be in its Original Frame. This treasure has not been examined out of the frame. Please notice what appears to be repairs at the top of the page. (Please refer to closeup images). The hand coloring remains bright and fresh. Reads: "Publisd June 25th, 1793, by C. Sheppard, No. 15., St. Peter's Hill, Doctors Commns."(London). Image measures 12.00" inches tall by 7.50" inches wide. Framed measures 15.00" inches by 10.00" inches wide. Frame with some wear and scuffing. It is our opinion that the frame is at least 200 years old. Please refer to the images. Scratched(lack of a better term) with framing information. Not dated. See Liveauctions March 23,2019. Lot 213, for a similar "Desponding Negro". A must have for the serious Collector. A beautiful gift idea. The Desponding Negro' by John Collins, first published in 1792, belongs to a sub genre of verse by British writers in which a black slave laments or protests against his or her tragic situation and history. The huge popularity of the poem Dying Negro(1773), by John Bicknell and Thomas Day, initiated the vogue for such verse, which flourished particularly during the campaign for abolition of the slave trade. The Desponding Negro' written by a now forgotten actor and playwright, John Collins, was evidently popular in its time: it was described as a 'favourite new song' when it was published in London in 1792 broadsheet, with musical accompaniment. Collins later included it in a collection of his own verse, Scripscr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: GENZDEN (jwi2011) [Laurel, Delaware, United States]
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