A British first edition copy of Blues People by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka). The book has a paper dust jacket and a plastic book jacket cover. The front cover of the dust jacket is black and is dominated by a large black-and-white photograph of a man. He is depicted in profile, from the shoulders up, facing the right edge of the book and he is singing. At the top of the cover is the book title and author printed in blue and white text in varying sizes that reads, [BLUES PEOPLE / NEGRO MUSIC IN WHITE AMERICA / LeRoi Jones]. The dust jacket spine features the book title and author in blue and white vertical text and the publisher’s name printed in blue horizontal text that reads [MacGibbon / & Kee]. The back of the dust jacket is white and features a blurb from Ian Christie of the Sunday Telegraph about Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker, as well as the publisher’s information. The jacket’s front interior flap features a book summary and credit for the cover art. The jacket’s back interior flap features a blurb written by Langston Hughes. The front and back covers of the book are covered in green fabric and are blank. The book title and author are printed on the book spine in red, vertical text and the publisher’s logo is also printed in red, [mc], inside a red oval. The interior of the book has black type on white pages. The content of the book includes a study of African American music from the slavery period to contemporary times and its impact on various aspects of American culture. The book has two hundred and forty-four (244) pages. The front free endpaper has pencil inscriptions and a line of text on the copyright page has been crossed out with black marker ink.