London: Studio Vista, 1970. First Edition. The scarce hardcover edition (also published in a slightly more common softcover variant) of folklorist and noted musician John Fahey's brilliant, loving analysis of his hero Charley Patton's catalogue. One of the most important books on American blues published in the twentieth century, only the third example we have encountered in the past decade. Photo-illustrated throughout. Part of the series of books on American Blues edited by Paul Oliver and published in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. [Book #123477]