New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, (1939). First Trade Edition. Octavo. 7 x 9.5 in. xxxi, 660; xii, 655; xiii, 673; xii, 515 pp. With black & white illustrations throughtout; each volume with photographic frontis. Near fine in original blue cloth, titled in gilt on spine. Item #32389
Inscribed at half-title to legendary record producer Jack Kapp: "Jack Kapp / as between fellow Americans / working in sound-recorded / Americana—also as between / old-time Chicagoans familiar / with the dust of West Madison / street / Carl Sandburg." Jack Kapp, president of Decca Records (1934–1949), produced everything from Bing Crosby and the Boswell Sisters to the hugely successful original cast recording of Oklahoma! in 1943.