A terrific copy -- tight and clean - with no markings whatsoever in an unclipped dustjacket. Contains photographs and personal accounts of such key figures in Jazz as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Fats Waller, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and many others. Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A Pictorial History of Jazz
Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1971
Book Condition: E/Fine
Book Description Crown Publishers, New York, 1966. Hardcover. Second Edition. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Seventh Printing dust jacket. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Original dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 75357
Book Description New York: Crown Publishers, inc. 1962, 1962. Quarto. Original pink cloth backed brown cloth boards, titles to spine black. Profusely illustrated from photographs. First edition, fifth printing of this essential jazz visual reference. Inscribed to the title page by Louis Armstrong, "To Albert Spooner, from Louis Armstrong". Seller Inventory # 123400
Book Description London: Spring Books, n.d. [c.1965], 1965. Quarto. Original grey cloth. Spine sunned, overall slightly rubbed, minor wear to spine ends and corners, light toning to the text block. A very good copy. Profusely illustrated from photographs. Early printing of this essential jazz visual reference, from the estate of jazz discographer and collector, Rudolph Dorn, with his book stamp to the front free endpaper. Signed, and occasionally inscribed, to Dorn at their respective photographs by twenty-six jazz luminaries; trumpeters, Chet Baker, Roy Eldridge, Joe Newman, Wild Bill Davison, Yank Lawson and Billy Butterfield; drummer Art Blakey, saxophonists, Johnny Hodges (who has not stinted in signing three times), Benny Carter, Al Cohn, Bud Freeman and Eddie Miller; by clarinetist, Peanuts Hucko, vibraphonist Red Norvo, and vocalist Mildred Bailey; orchestra leader and pianist Count Basie, pianists Oscar Peterson, Dick Wellstood and Art Hodes (twice signed); and bassist, Ray Brown, trombonists Lawrence Brown and Kai Winding, guitarists Tal Farlow, Al Casey, Barney Kessel and Eddie Durham. Discographers are inveterate annotators and there are a few scattered notations in Dorn's hand throughout. An extraordinary collection of jazz signatures, which includes the highly prized autograph of Chet Baker. Seller Inventory # 77484