New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1949. Hardcover. 245p., modernist elements abound, Armitage appears especially inspired by the composer. Hardbound in black cloth boards titled yellow, Armitage' endsheets, and portraits on inserted stock, his chapter heads in agressive colors, all enclosed in a dust jacket of unmistakeable design. Book itself is very good, quite sound and crisply square, clean and unmarked within except for a former owners signature & initials on the busy front endsheet (probably himself an artist, the marks blend well with the Armitage flourishes). The dust jacket however, while sufficiently sound to be a plus (in an informative sense, not a collectable), is torn, stained, chipped and dust-soiled; it is protected from further damage by an archival-grade brodart to size.