Jonathan Williams and Nicholas Dean, Blues & Roots, Rue & Bluets, 1971, 1st US
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Blues & Roots, Rue & Bluets: A Garland for the Appalachians Author: Jonathan Williams and Nicholas Dean (Photographs) Publisher: Grossman Release Date: 1971 Seller Category: PHOTOGRAPHY Qty Available: 1 Condition: Used: Very Good Sku: 00686 Notes: A Very Good book in a Very Good dust jacket, First American Edition, 4to, 11 1/4" x 9." Black-and-white pictorial paper-covered boards in a light beige, semi-opaque paper dust jacket. White lettering to book spine. Dust jacket appears to be a material similar to vellum or tracing paper and only has printed text on flaps and SBN on back panel. Covers have slight wear to edges and tips, else clean and intact, binding tight. Dust jacket has slight age-toning and wrinkling and a few closed tears along top and bottom edges (with the largest measuring about 1 1/2" from top edge), else clean and intact. Dust jacket protected in a mylar sleeve, not price-clipped. Pages clean and intact overall except for some dust on top edge. Possible remainder, red dot on bottom of text block. Unpaginated, c. 160 pp., including illustrations. A collection of poetry and other writings paying homage to the Appalachians. Excerpt from front flap: "Not a travel book, not an ecology book, this is a real-life close-up portrait of a piece of America--a collaboration between pen and camera that pays its respects to the sounds and sights of the Appalachians. Jonathan Williams wields the pen; he likes 'to catch people speaking "poems" who never heard of the word poet.' The talk he listed to and the signs he saw (the poetry he found) and the talk he invented and the the insights he felt (the poetry he made) he put into this book, next to the photographs of Nicholas Dean." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.