An ex-library copy of 'Rags and Ragtime: A Musical History': "This well-known, highly praised book is the definitive history of ragtime music and its composers. Both authors are widely celebrated composers, performers, collectors, historians and critics of ragtime music. With great enthusiasm and expertise, they trace the growth and diversification of ragtime from its earliest beginnings in the late 19th century through its heyday in the Folk, Classic, Popular, Novelty and Stride periods. 48 major composers are discussed, including Scott Joplin, Zez Confrey, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and many other greats. In addition, 800 important rags are profiled. Each profile includes date of publication, original publisher, a discography and a commentary on the unique character and appeal of each rag. Over a hundred photographs, many of them rare, illuminate this lively chronicle, along with reproductions of original sheet music and many other items of interest from the authors' personal archives."
Book in good condition with the normal ex-library stamps and stickers.