Pamphlet. Very Good. Item #890
4to 11" - 13" tall; [African-Americana][Minstrelsy][Civil War] New York: Firth, Pond & Co. , . First authorized edition, later issue. 13” x 10”. Three leaves. Very good: removed from a larger volume, evenly toned with a few spots of soiling. First authorized edition, later issue, of the anthem of the Old South. Dixie was first performed as part of a minstrel show in April 1859 in New York City. A year later it was performed by a different troupe in New Orleans, and quickly became popular. On April 9, 1860, the first of a few issues of a pirated edition was published there, initially barely resembling Emmet's work but getting more like it with each subsequent issue over the following ten days.