Johnson, James Weldon, and J. Rosamond Johnson >>
Title Books of American Negro Spirituals, the : Two Volumes in One
Book Condition Very Good+
Edition Fifth Printing
Publisher N. Y. : Viking Press; 1951
Seller ID 20132
4to (11") 28cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, top edge inked brown, 187 + 189 pages, preface on history and musical genius of spirituals, 120 authentic early spirituals with lyrics, tunes, and artistic piano arrangements. Many now-familiar songs given in their early, lesser-known forms. ; Originally published in two vols, 1925 and 1926. Republished in one vol 1940. This is 5th printing, 1951. Later issued as isbn 0670181234. ; Light edgewear. Cloth faded slightly on spine and along fore-edge. Minor pencil marks to several front pages, no underlining. Music pages clean. Lacks jacket. Binding tight.