Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands. Lydia PARRISH.
Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands
Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands
CHURCHILL, Creighton and Robert MacGimsey, music transcriptions

Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands

New York: Creative Age Press, 1942.

Quarto. Full black cloth boards with titling to upper and spine, portrait photograph laid down to upper; illustrated endpapers. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (full-page photograph of "Old Polly Goodwine"), 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's note), v-xxvi (acknowledgements and table of contents), xxvii-xxxi (introduction by Olin Downes), 1f. (map of the Sea Islands), 256 pp.

Binding slightly bumped and rubbed. Slightly browned.

First Edition.

American folklorist Lydia Austin Parrish spent many winters on St. Simons Island with her husband, artist Maxfield Parrish. There, she developed a keen interest in the people and history of coastal Georgia and worked to collect African American spirituals, culminating in the present volume. She organized the Spiritual Singers Society of Coastal Georgia (now the Georgia Sea Island Singers) around 1920.

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Price: $50.00  other currencies

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