Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1972. First Edition. Authoritative work by the pioneering African-American composer, containing a substantial collection of his work, along with a detailed discography and bibliography. With introductions by Howard Hanson and Frederick Hall, and contributions by Paul Harold Slattery, Verna Arvey, and Louis and Annette Kaufman. "Still writes in every medium of musical expression with a power that is undergirded by a spirit of great humility and honest dedication. It is such a spirit that causes him to rise above the technical and creative skills of musical composition, over which he has complete mastery, and give forth utterances that "lift a race from wood and stone to Christ." What he has done and is doing for American Negro Music is inestimable" (p.xi). Uncommon in the deluxe issue. Morrow & Cooney 123b. Item #6099
Limited Issue, one of six copies specially bound and designated for the author, publisher and members within the inner circle of the press, this one marked "Binder's Copy" and signed by Still on the colophon. Octavo (23cm); decorative paper-covered boards and burnt orange cloth backstrip, with title label mounted to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket and brown paper-covered slipcase; xii,201,, with pp of black & white plates. Fine in a Fine dustjacket; slipcase with some gentle sunning around the opening, else very Near Fine.