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Twenty Kentucky Mountain Songs

Wyman, Loraine
Brockway, Howard


1st Edition

4vo. Illustrated card boards. Sheet music for voice and piano with full lyrics on separate sheets. Ex-library with remains of stickers on front endpapers. Three small stamps: on outer corner of half-title, on title page and at the tail of last sheet of music. Leaves otherwise clean and undamaged. Boards grubby. Spine with handwritten title and library code. Outer hinges damaged. Rare original edition of Wyman and Brockway’s important publication. *** In 1916 Loraine Wyman and Howard Brockway collected Kentucky folk music which they published in two folios: ‘Lonesome Tunes: Folk Songs from the Kentucky Mountains (1917, New York)’ and ‘Twenty Kentucky Mountain Songs (1920, Boston)’. *** ‘Loraine Wyman’s work demands respect. She shone a popular light on Appalachian culture, and she presented the material in concert and in books in a way that, according to all available accounts, was designed to both inform and delight her readers and listeners while treating her sources with dignity and respect. For the first practitioner of the urban folk revival, that is no small accomplishment.’ (Paul Stamler)

Book Details

AuthorWyman, Loraine
Brockway, Howard
PublisherOliver Ditson Company
Publisher PlaceBoston
Publisher Year1920
Book ConditionVery Good
Binding TypeHardcover
Edition1st Edition