Unsung Americans Sung: Handy, W. C. (ed) Unsung Americans Sung: Handy, W. C. (ed) Unsung Americans Sung: Handy, W. C. (ed)

Unsung Americans Sung

Handy, W. C. (ed)

Published by Self published, Handy Brothers Music Co, New York, 1944
Condition: Good Hardcover
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4to. 236pp. Dark blue leatherette with gold lettering on cover. Inscribed by William Handy on free front endpaper, dated 5/21/1951. Name of person Handy inscribed the book to unreadable. Frontispiece portrait of Handy. Small publisher's stamp on title-page. Captivating work focusing on musical compositions / scores by and about African Americans. Also includes poems and biographical sketches of other important African Americans such as Ira Aldridge, Crispus Attucks, Benjamin Banneker, Phyllis Wheatley, Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, WM. Monroe Trotter, Isaac Murphy, Toussaint L'Ouverture and many others. Illustrated with b/w sketches by Beauford De Laney as well as a few b/w reproductions of photographs. With contributions by Langston Hughes, Julia M. Anderson, Margaret Bonds, Helen E. Chisolm, James William Henderson, Abbie Mitchell, Henry Troy and others. Some staining on binding, corners rubbed. Tail of spine bumped. Age toning on outer edges of leaves. Heaver age toning to front and rear endpapers. Binding in good-, interior in overall good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 31864

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Title: Unsung Americans Sung

Publisher: Self published, Handy Brothers Music Co, New York

Publication Date: 1944

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First edition, first printing.

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