NY: Folkways Records, .
33rpm record. The record jacket bears Dylan's pencil ownership signature as well as some lyrics from the album that Dylan has transcribed on the front cover. The LP was issued with a postcard that customers could fill out and return requesting additional products. Dylan has filled out this card listing his name as "Bob Dylan c/o Kevin Krown" (Krown was a close early friend of Dylan and his first manager). He writes Krown's address "56 Lawrence Ave. Malverne, NY," (since Dylan didn't have a permanent address of his own at this time) and for product information he's written "Darling Corey #2003," and in the space for remarks he's written "send booklet." A remarkable artifact showing Dylan's early influences and his enthusiasm for folk music before becoming famous himself. In Chronicles Dylan talks about how much he was affected by the music he was exposed to after arriving in N.Y.C. and listening to the record collections of his friends. Provenance: Kevin Krown, with a small piece of cloth tape with his initials to the front cover. Dylan autograph material of this vintage is exceptionally rare, but more importantly this item came directly from Dylan's personal life at this crucial period before his first record, rather than simply being something signed at someone's request. This item comes with a letter of authentication from certified forensics examiner James Blanco (formerly of the US Treasury Dept.) who compared it to over 100 known examples of Dylan's writing from this period. The record jacket has a crease to the bottom corner---the card is fine. Housed in a lovely clamshell box with a recessed compartment for the card.