First Edition in dustjacket from 1926 edition (and a centimeter taller than the book). "Seldom have we had the pleasure of encountering such perfect comprehension of the Negro on the part of white investigators... The beauty, pathos, and fun of the songs of the black man... In that portion of the book devoted to 'social songs' the collection is of immense value". Uncommon in dustjacket. "A foundational study of great importance both to the specialist and to the general reader. With scholarly investigation is combined intelligent sympathy and a rare understanding of the Negro in his various aspects." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket.