BROONZY, William "Big Bill."
Big Bill Blue. William Broonzy’s Story as told to Yannick Bruynoghe.
First edition. This copy signed by Broonzy on the front free endpaper. Ghosted autobiography of the highly influential Chicago blues artist. He recorded prolifically in the 30s and 40s, and in the 50s became part of the folk revival, touring extensively in America and in Europe. An uncommon book, and an extremely uncommon signature.
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Octavo. Original brown cloth, title gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 8 other plates, vignette to title page, and 3 section titles with full-page illustrations from line-drawings by Paul Oliver. Light toning, else very good indeed in slightly rubbed jacket with some chipping at the head of the spine.