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PAUL ROBESON! <br>Twice Signed Creole Songbook From 1911!

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A highly unusual bit of autographed memorabilia from one of the greatest African Americans in history.

This piece was acquired from the Argosy Bookstore in NYC where they were selling several vintage Robeson pieces. I was told that this was Robeson's personal copy, but I have no way of verifying that - though it is most likely true. The signatures themselves are most certianly verifiable and are fully guaranteed as authentic.

Paul Robeson has signed on the front at the top (which is somewhat smeared and faded - click on above image for a closeup view) and on the title page (which is beautifully clear - see image below).

The book itself is quite unusual. "Gems of Foks Music, Section 1: Folksmusic of the American Creoles" compiled and researched by Albert Friedenthal. Printed in Germany (as you can probably tell by the font on the cover) in 1911. Text includes translations in German, English and French. Includes 29 pages of words and music.

The condition of the book is quite good for its age, the binding is tight and all pages are intact. There is some light moisture stains and yellowing from age.

A great piece at a special price. The Sanders' Guide to Autographs prices a loose signature from Robeson at over $1,000. Here are two on an excellent piece for only $400.

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