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Gumbo Chaff (i.e. probably Elias Howe.). The Ethiopian Flute Instructor, containing full and complete instructions with all the popular negro melodies of the day, including those of the Christy Minstrels. By... author of Ethiopian Glee Book, Ethiopian Accordian Instructor, Ethiopian Violin Instructor, &c. &c.

Boston: Elias Howe, 1848. First edition. Oblong octavo. Original yellow printed wrappers. 48pp. Spine frayed, very good.

A very scarce item. Contains an essay on the origin of the flute, a thorough lesson for playing both the flute and of basic music theory, including a glossary of musical terms, and twenty-seven pages of popular tunes, among them "Get along Home my Yaller Gals", "Jim Crow Polka" and so on. (#kfk337) $1,500.00

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