New York: Self published, Handy Brothers Music Co, (1944).
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... more information
Price: 175.00 USD