New York: American Music League, 1936.
First edition. Signed by Lawrence Gellert and inscribed to a former owner on the title page. Publisher's brown faux-suede wraps lettered in black, in white dust jacket printed in black and red. Very Good with short tear to top edge of front cover, light corner wear, toning to pages. In a Good dust jacket, which is soiled and worn, with a chip at the head and one to the interior of the spine near the foot. Lawrence Gellert was a Hungarian-born folk-lorist who collected a significant number of African American blues and spiritual field recordings. He was suspected by other contemporary folklorists of having fabricated his "Negro Songs of Protest," since his colleagues could find no parallels. Item #140939292