Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 347

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(MUSIC.) Lomax, John A. and Alan; editors. Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Lead Belly. Frontispiece portrait. xiv, 242 pages. 4to, publisher's cloth, moderate soiling and wear, backstrip sunned; light finger-soiling to contents; signed on front free endpaper "To my friend Ben Zeller, Huddie Ledbetter." New York, 1936

Additional Details

signed first edition of the book which brought blues and folk musician Huddie Ledbetter to fame, published just two years after his release from prison. Laid in are a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch photograph of Leadbelly captioned by photographer Ben Zeller on verso, New York University, 1 March 1936; and a sheet bearing 5 newspaper clippings on Leadbelly, 1935-36.