A Discourse, December 25, 1847, to the Male and Female Bredren of Alabama, by Cudjo. Price 12 1/2 cents.
NP: np, nd [1847 or 1848]. One of at least three editions (LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 2853 and 2854 describe two editions differing from this one). 8vo. 8 pp. (discourse on pp. 3-8). Title-page cut of "Cudjo," an African-American in formal attire, delivering his discourse. Caption title: "Negro Sermon." "Cudjo" delivers a Christmas sermon in dialect, a humorous retelling of the story of Genesis, with instructions on the taking of a wife and preparing for judgement day. A bookseller's note on the front endpaper describes this title as "1st Ala Black dialect book?" Later burgundy quarter-morocco and cloth, gilt spine title. Fine. Item #54401
RARE. Not in Work or Blockson Catalogue. Not recorded on OCLC which does locate one copy (Historical Society of Pennsylvania) of another edition (Lancaster, PA: Printed by Pearsol & Geist, 1847; 24 pp., discourse on pp. 1-7, publisher's ads on pp. 8-24). LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 2854 describes an edition with the address given December 25, 1846 (copy at Library Company of Phila.). (1359).