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Thomas Rutling
1907 Tom an Autobiography Thomas Rutling Scarce Signed Presentation 1st
Bradford: WM Byles and Sons, 1907. Click here to see our other books! 'Tom' an Autobiography With Revised Negro Melodies Thomas Rutling 1907 WM Byles and Sons : Bradford 8.5" by 5.5" [7], 6-64pp SUMMARY A very scarce, first edition of the pioneering Black artist Thomas Rutling's autobiography. Signed by him, with a dedication to one Miss Wight. An Important Work,Author's Presentation Copy,Illustrated,Publishers' Original Binding,Signed,Very Scarce Overall Condition: Very Good This book weighs 0.75 KG when packed UK Postage: £ 3.99 US Postage: £ 19.99 EU Postage: £ 15.99 European Postage: £ 16.99 Asia Postage: £ 21.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 25.99 DESCRIPTION Signed by the author to the front endpaper, 'To Miss Wight with the best thanks of Thomas Rutling Weston S Mare 2.9.1907. 'Copyright' is written to the title page. A second inscription to the same page 'Jessamine E Williams 1945'. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Illustrated, with a portrait frontispiece of Rutling, and a photograph of the Fisk University Choir which is detached but present. With forty pages of sheet music. Rutling was a former slave who became an original member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a choral group that toured throughout the United States and Europe. H e was a tenor. He joined the choir in 1871 and spent seven years touring in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe. This autobiography was published in Bradford and Devon, and was written during his time as a vocal teacher in Britain. Rutling was an important figure in the arts, specifically due to his representation as a Black man. H … [Click Below for Full Description]
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