Scarce and beautiful example of the hardcover edition of this classic study of blues great Charlie Patton by American Primitive John Fahey.
"[N]o one sought to unearth any of the facts of Patton's life until 1958 when [Fahey] first visited Clarksdale and Greenwood, Mississippi."
Written as his masters thesis while attending UCLA, John Fahey's study of the Delta Blues legend (including transcriptions of all known Patton songs and analysis of his lyrics) was not published in his native country, but was eventually brought out in 1870 as a selection from the series of blues books edited by Paul Oliver in the U.K. Fahey tracked down and interviewed (often for the first time) many who knew the guitarist, and the book remains an important source of information on the notoriously elusive Patton.
(London): Studio Vista, (1970). 7.75" x 4.75". Original full green-brown cloth. In original unclipped (£1.35) pictorial dust jacket. 112 pages. Clean, bright, and sharp overall.
Fine in like jacket.
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