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Good condition first edition book with dust jacket. Unclipped DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has little wear to edges, two small repaired tears (top front and btm spine). Mustard boards with lettering to spine, clean and with very little bumping. Slight lean to spine, binding remains tight. Book has clean and bright contents, hinges and pastedowns good, no markings or inscriptions. Very tidy copy. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Wandering Minstrel - The Life Story of ...
Editorial: Oxford University Press
Año de publicación: 1938
Condición del libro: Good
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Oxford University Press, London, 1938. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Poor. First Edition. Very scarce memoir of the travelling adventures of an Italian street musician/organ grinder/accordian player/wandering minstrel. Contains 24 chapters. Chapter titles include I Begin Life in Italy, I Go to England and Begin my Adventures, I Become a Slave, I Go to Prison and Dream a Dream, Floods and a Monkey, Barrel Organ Days, I Have my Fill of Fighting, Italy Once More, A Taste of Army Life, I Become a Detective, I Marry and Settle Down. From page following contents: "These memoirs are published, in general, as they were written. The publishers do not vouch for the author's accuracy in matters of fact". Apparently Cagliardo Coraggioso was the pen name of Italian immigrant Eugenio D'Agostino. From Rootsweb, Ango-Italian Archives, by Leonard D'Agostino: "Professor John Zucchi of Toronto wrote 'Little Slaves of the Harp: Italian Child Musicians in Nineteenth-Century Paris, London & New York'. Published in 1992 by McGill Queens University Press, Montreal. Professor Zucchi uses, as a reference, my grandfather, Eugenio D'Agostino's autobiography 'Wandering Minstrel' by Cagliardo Coraggioso (his pen name) published in 1938 by Oxford Universty Press. I quote from 'Little Slaves' - 'Unfortunately these same individuals and groups (child minstrels) have left us virtually all the extent documentation; the musicians were for the most part illiterate and left virtually no written records for posterity. 'Wandering Minstrel' the autobiography of a street violinist in Britain, who used the name of Cagliardo Coraggioso, is the great exception.' My grandfather, Eugenio, became a very successful caterer with an Amercan style cafe and a band playing Sundays. His written English was poor and the original manuscript is in the different handwriting of his waitresses. His accountant helped him to edit it. It's about a band of child musicians from Picinisco led by a cruel 'padrone' and their adventures throughout England and Wales. Hard to find a copy. One is in the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh". Volume is printed in Great Britain by The Camelot Press, London. Bound in original yellow cloth with black lettering to spine. Only two portions of the dustjacket are remaining - the front panel & the rear inner flap - held around the book with a clear Brodart cover. The b&w pictorial front panel has chips all the way around, & the rear inner flap is unprinted. Spotting to edge of book block, marginal foxing, slightly cocked, small bookseller's label to front pastedown, remnants only of dustjacket as described, otherwise a nice clean tight solid hardcover copy of an extremely scarce book. 258pp. RARE. SB-16. Size: 20 x 14cm. Nº de ref. de la librería 001859
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1938. Estado de conservación: Good. Good condition first edition book with dust jacket. Unclipped DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has little wear to edges, two small repaired tears (top front and btm spine). Mustard boards with lettering to spine, clean and with very little bumping. Slight lean to spine, binding remains tight. Book has clean and bright contents, hinges and pastedowns good, no markings or inscriptions. Very tidy copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 9999-9996101625
Descripción Oxford Univ. Press, London, 1938. yellow cloth. Estado de conservación: Very Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good+. 1st ed. 258 pp., endpapers a little browned with age, very small split at spine foot, otherwise binding is quite nice and text is clean; dust jacket has large clip on front flap, panels are whole with some edgewear and dj spine is browned, still attractive and protected is brodart covering. Rare. Nº de ref. de la librería 1447