The Books of American Negro Spirituals, Including The Book of American Negro Spirituals and The Second Book of Negro Spirituals
by Johnson, James Weldon and J. Rosamond Johnson
New York: The Viking Press, 1947. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. VG, clean contents. Covers worn at corners and head/tail of spine. Art school ex-lib. copy with usual marks/pocket. Brief gift inscription on ffep.. Terracotta cloth/boards. Black lettering. 187 pp. and 180 pp. respectively. No illus. but full of musical notation (rather obviously). No dust jacket. Two books in one volume with a lengthy historic, musical, and ethnomusicological preface to each book and list of the spirituals in each. Every spiritual is notated with the melody line (treble clef) and piano accompaniment.
(Inventory #: 156860)
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