CHARTERS, Samuel B.

The Bluesmen: the story and the music of the men who made the Blues.

New York: Oak Publications, 1967 Stock Code: 143046
£60.00
Reserve Ask us a question

First edition, first printing, issued in both softcover and hardback, the latter now difficult to find. An important study by one of the pioneering writers on the blues, covering the life and work of such greats as Robert Johnson, Son House, Skip James, Charley Patton, Bukka White, and Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Samuel Charters (1929-2015) was also "a prolific record producer, historian of jazz and ragtime, an early explorer of the terrain of world music, musician, poet and novelist After The Poetry of the Blues (1963), his bestseller, he looked again at The Country Blues 1959, the first book-length study of the genre and found it 'purple, romantic, exaggerated I would not defend many of the things I said there. It needed an overhaul.' He duly expanded it into two books, The Bluesmen (1967) and Sweet as the Showers of Rain (1977)" (The Guardian obituary 26 March 2015, retrieved 1 September 2020).

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Tall octavo. Original moderate blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine. With dust jacket.

Illustrations

Profusely illustrated.

Condition

Price-clipped jacket rubbed, hole to sunned spine, a few other nicks, chips and tears. An excellent copy of the book, clean and square.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book