[Item #80555] Twenty-Four Negro Melodies Transcribed for Piano. Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, pref Booker T. Washington, printer D B. Updike.

Twenty-Four Negro Melodies Transcribed for Piano

Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, [1905]. First Edition. Folio (31.5cm); publisher's green cloth-backed decorative card wrappers; [2],ix,[5],127pp.; chiefly sheet music. Spine ends, wrapper extremities rubbed and textblock rather shaken, contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper ("M.A. Wentworth"). Good or better overall, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Forms part of the Musicians Library series.

Landmark collection of African-American spirituals, by the first musician of African descent to gain true eminence as a composer in the European classical style.

Price: $75.00

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