Specifications Deluxe Edition of 3 - Standard Edition of 10
Deluxe Edition Wood case - 8.5" diameter x 2.5" high. Working African style drum: formed wood shell with goat skin drum head; wire rings with cord lacing for tuning; painted with enamel; hinged bottom cover. Drum can be played when book is removed.
Standard Edition Book - 7" diameter; in slipcase with closure, 7.25" x 7.25" x .62"
Images - 6 gravures from original drawings by the artist, 5 mounted as volvelles; hand-set letterpress text; wax-printed African cloth covers.
Thomas Parker Williams - Concept, design, illustrations, binding, and printing
Mary Agnes Williams - Concept, text, hand typesetting and printing
Permanent collection - (deluxe edition) Swarthmore College, McCabe Library, Special Collections
Africa's Children is a personal view about music, based on the rhythms of the drum, that evolved from the African diaspora. Blues, Jazz and Funk are American forms; the music of Cuba combines African and Spanish roots.