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Herz, Henri (1803-1888)
Mélodies de Christy, Fantaisie de Salon sur des Air Americains Firth, Hall & Pond: New York, [ca 1848]. Engraved. Quarto. 16 pp. Disbound. Overall very good condition. Tiny tear at margin of p. 11 (not affecting). A little spotting throughout.
This work is based on the music of Christy's Minstrels, a minstrel company founded by Edwin Pearce Christy in 1843 in Buffalo, New York. From 1846 onward the troupe was based in New York City and ranked among the most successful minstrel companies there for several decades.