Henry Edward Krehbiel - Afro-American Folk Songs, 1914

Henry Edward Krehbiel (Ann Arbor, 1854 - 1923, New York)

Afro-American Folk Songs: A Study in Racial and National Music, 1914

Printed ink on paper, 24 x 16.5 x 1.8 cm (9 7/16 x 6 1/2 x 11/16 in.) closed


Object details

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  • Henry Edward Krehbiel (Ann Arbor, 1854 - 1923, New York) - primary
  • G. Schirmer, Inc. - publisher



Publication Place

New York

Binding Description

Blue cloth


1 vol., xii 176 p., 8°


Gift from the painter, businessman, and friend to artists and writers Gerald Murphy (1888-1964) and his wife Sara Wiborg Murphy (1883-1975) to Isabella Stewart Gardner when they performed Afro-American folk songs at Fenway Court on 12 May 1921.


Inscribed in pencil (on fly leaf): I. S Gardner - / May 1921 / from Mr. + Mrs. Gerald Murphy

Dimension Notes

Width open: 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)

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Isabella Stewart Gardner enjoyed a wide range of musical traditions from around the world and within the United States. This book by musicologist Henry Edward Krehbiel is one of the first academic examinations of African American music produced in the 20th century.