Title: Blind Boone, His Early Life and His ...
Publisher: Burton Publishing Co., Kansas City, Missouri
Publication Date: 1915
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
256 pages. Illustrated. Book protected in new mylar. The rare first edition of 1915. Original red cloth binding has minor wear and a few very small spots. On the top of the title page is an inscription, "to Stephen Hunt from Blind Boone". No other previous owner's names in book. Numerous light pencil notes on the two preface pages, first page of the table of contents, and the first page of the introductory chapter. All illustrations present except the frontispiece. Contents of book collated and clean. Rear hinge cracked, but holding. Overall good condition, somewhat worn. John William "Blind" Boone (May 17, 1864 - October 4, 1927) was a famous blind American pianist and composer of ragtime music. Boone played thousands of concerts throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. An amazing story of overcoming the odds of being blind, brought up in poverty, and the mulatto child of a runaway slave and a Union soldier. A book rarely seen in the first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000754
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