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 collections -
(deluxe edition) Swarthmore College McCabe Library, Special Collections
(deluxe edition) University of Texas San Antonio Peace Library, Special Collections
(deluxe edition) Scripps College Denison Library, Special Collections
(standard edition) Claremont Colleges
(standard edition) MIT Libraries Art & Architecture Collection
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.