Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book Numerous textual illustrations. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979. First edition. A panoramic survey of the Hispanic folk music of the Southwest, including representatives of every formal type and dozens of subjects, both secular and religious, from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. Contains more than seven hundred songs and melodies, most with English translation and musical transcription. From the James S. Copley Library, with the San Diego newspaper publisher and philanthropist's bookplate to the front pastedown. Original cream cloth binding, with brown and red titles. Small bookseller's label to the rear pastedown. The dust jacket is a touch sun faded along the spine; otherwise a near fine copy.
VG+/G. Short 4to (10") in ivory cloth. DJ is burnt sienna (warm tan) w/ title on cover and spine in white. Cover has minor dirt staining, light general wear. DJ has significant fading along spine, small closed tears along edges, a long tear an 2" x 2" section missing from DJ on back cover. Spine crooked but intact. 891 pp. Shelved in Music-History. Dupont.
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