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The Story of the Blues

Oliver, Paul


1st Edition

4to. First edition. Original brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. End papers slightly marked. Otherwise fine. In near fine, slightly edgeworn dust jacket. With over 500 illustrations. *** What would we know about the blues if it wasn’t for the meticulous research of Paul Oliver? Here he tells the story of the blues from its conception at the American plantations in the nineteenth century to recent trends (up to 1969). The illustrations are superb and Oliver is a sharp and insightful writer allowing himself the occasional poetic flourish.

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Book Details

AuthorOliver, Paul
PublisherBarrie & Rockliff/ The Cresset Press
Publisher Year1969
Book ConditionNear Fine
Jacket ConditionNear Fine
Binding TypeHardcover
Edition1st Edition