Published by London: Beat Publications Ltd, , 1965
Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB., London, United Kingdom
Scarce first edition, first impression, of the Rolling Stones' drummer's lightly humorous but entirely sincere tribute, in the style of a children's book, to his great hero Charlie Parker, "who made me what I am". Published on the tenth anniversary of Bird's death, it was originally conceived as a class project while Watts was a design student. With typical humility he describes the book as "compiled by one charlie to a late and great Charlie". Small octavo. Original white boards, titles to covers in black, portrait of the author to rear cover, price label of "Seven Shillings" tipped to front free endpaper. Illustrations in colour throughout by the author. Some rubbing and wear to spine and tips as often, couple of light marks to covers, faint spots to endpapers and margins, contents otherwise clean, illustrations bright. A very good copy indeed of this scarce publication.
Published by Beat Publications, London, 1964
Book First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 58% off Ode to a Highflying Bird | 1964, The Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts ode to Charlie Parker, signed & inscribed first edition. £800.00 GBP £1,900.00 By Charlie Watts; The Rolling Stones Buy now with ShopPayBuy with From one Charlie to another.' A truly scarce first edition from the pen of Charlie Watts, the late and of course great, Rolling Stones drummer. An ode to his hero, the jazz icon Charlie 'Bird' Parker. Published in a very limited run in 1964 this has only grown in popularity since the sad passing of arguably the greatest drummer of all time. First edition, first impression, small octavo. Original white boards with an image of Charlie Watts and facsimile Watts signature, minor wear to edges and front boards but overall near-fine. Internally, very sound. A truly stunning copy with a laid in signature and inscription giving thanks on card: 'Many thanks / Charlie Watts'. Rare. Signed by Author(s).