Athens, Georgia: Brown Thrasher Books, The University of Georgia Press, 1989.
First Brown Thrasher Edition. Paperback. 9 1/8" X 6". xvii, 245pp. Signed by Buell E. Cobb, Jr. to paper taped to half-title. Moderate wear to pictorial wraps, with edgewear and gentle bumping to extremities. Faint bookseller marks pencilled to front free endpaper. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very nice signed first thus edition of Buell E. Cobb, Jr.'s comprehensive account of this unique form of music, encompassing the history of the songbook itself, an analysis of the music, an dan intimate portrait of the singers who have kept alive a truly American tradition. Good. Item #4117