[Vientiane,] Laos: [N.p.], 1964. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's sewn photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.
"'Melodies of Our Villages' is a modest collection of some old Lao songs , most of them written before 1940, which reflect the deeds, mores, customs, in short, the spirit of the Lao people. The committee which publishes this collection, with approval of his Excellency the Lao Minister of Education, has as its goal not only to bring to life again these songs for youth of the present time, but also to enable outsiders to appreciate the musical art of our country..." (preface). Illustrated with numerous full-page black-and-white photos. Text in French, Laotian and English. Minor rubbing to spine-ends and joints, light toning to extremities. Near fine. Scarce (only four or five copies listed in WorldCat). Item #1015