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Amazing Piece! Eddie Condon's Personal Music Book (Hardbound) <br>Inscribed to him by W.C. Handy!!! <br>SOLD!!!

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This one gives me a strange feeling when I hold it. This copy of "A Treasury of the Blues" used to belong to Eddie Condon. Eddie probably referred to it on a regular basis. He had W.C Handy, the Father of the Blues, inscribe it to him. Mr. Handy wrote, "To my friend and best fan, Eddie Condon/ W.C. Handy/ 8-16-1950". This is more than an interesting piece of music history. It's like it's f*cking alive.

The book is gorgeous; hard bound and measuring 8x11.25", copyright 1926, reprinted 1949. Facsimile signatures of W.C. Handy (editor and author of most of the songs herein) and Abbe Niles (critical and historical text) are embossed in gold on the front. Handy's inscription to Condon is on the first page. It is lavishly illustrated by jazz artist Miguel Covarrubias (sample illustration below). 23 pages of brilliant commentary by Abbe Niles. The complete words and music of 67 of the greatest blues songs ever performed, many by Handy, others by artists as diverse as George Gershwin to Baby Seals.

It's in great condition although there's a little bit of wear on the edges of the cover. But we'll forgive Eddie for that, won't we?

Buy it if you can handle the bizarre energy of this book in your home.

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