American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 1944. DE LANEY, Beauford. First. hardcover. 236 pages (endpapers lightly browned), frontispiece and other black-and-white illustrations. 4to, gilt-stamped blue cloth (corners rubbed). No place: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, (1944). First edition. Very good(-). very good(-).
Inscribed twice by Handy with bold and nearly illegible handwriting. The inscription on the front flyleaf says, "To my friend Samule Manns W.C. Handy 7-31-1944." The inscription on the title page says, "To Henry Slaughter with appreciation of his...W.C. Handy 7-19-44."