Format Title Author Publisher Date Condition Price
HC/DJ/1st The Sound of Surprise: 46 Pieces on Jazz Balliett, Whitney Dutton 1959 1959 F/F. A near fine copy. The author has been for many years the New Yorker's jazz critic.
PB The Jazz Scene Francis Newton Penguin, Australia 1961 Pb Fine
HC A Jazz Lexicon Gold, Robert Knopf, NY 1964 VG+ No DJ
Jazz Lexicon Gold, Robert Knopf, NY 1964 VG+ 363pp. 8vo, cloth
PB Jazz Music: What it is and How to Understand it Goldberg, Isaac Girard Haledman-Julius Company, KS 1927 G+, scarce. Little Blue Book Number 470. 64 pages
HC The Reluctant Art Green, Benny Horizon Press, NY 1963 No DJ. Very good copy
HC/1st Blues: An Anthology Handy, W.C., ed. Albert & Charles Boni, NY 1926 G+, bumped corners and spine at top and bottom, general wear and stained on back cover apparent water effecting mild wrinkling of cloth. Scarce 1st edition, Blue titled black and rose cloth cover, large format (folio) 9X 12. Introduction and notes by Abbe Niles and black and white illustrations and in-text drawings in pure Art Deco style by Miguel Covarrubias, his caricatures appeared in the New Yorker. 40 pages of text by Abbe Niles followed by 4 full page Covarrubias prints and 130 pages of music and words (sheet music) of blues songs, mostly Handy's own.
PB Recorded Jazz: A Critical Guide Harris, Rex And Brian Rust Pelican, GB 1958 Good or better, one crease on cover and price inked over. 256pp 12mo. used in conjunction with Rex Harris's Pelican A247-Jazz-the book will prove extremely useful to the enthusiast and student for elucidating obscure points regarding personnel and dates of performance and for general information. It includes both British and American record labels and numbers appropriately. A tight clean working copy (it has a water stain showing on the page edges when the book is closed. The period covered is 1900-1956.
PB Jazz Is Hentoff, Nat Limelight, NY 1984 VG illus.
HC/DJ/1st Count Basie and his orchestra: its music and its musicians, with discography by Alun Morgan. Horricks, Raymond The Citadel Press New York 1957 320p. + 8p., first edition, edge worn dj chipped at head of spine and back. illus.13 photos & discography
HC/DJ Women and the Blues James, Jennifer Harper, NY 1988 Very Good DJ. Fine book.
HC/DJ Ten Modern Jazzmen, An Appraisal Of The Recorded Work Of Ten Modern Jazzmen James, Michael Cassell & Co., London 1960 F/F 1st Edition Hardcover , Dust Jacket Photo illus 145 pgs.
PB THE BOOK OF JAZZ FROM THEN TILL NOW Leather, Leonard Dell 1976 fair
HC/DJ Jazz People Morganstern, Dan Abrams, NY 1976 Fine illus.
HC/1st The Real Jazz Panassie, Hugues Smith & Durrell, NY 1942 1st hardcover 1942 New York Soiled, just fair, spine damage at top and bottom edges rubbed, apparent water damage, no mildew however. Reading copy,8vo, 326 pp. Miss printed bound upside down. Review copy for New York Times slip included dated Dec. 22 19
HC Jazzways Rosenthal, George S. & Frank Zachary (ed.) Greenberg 1947 VG copy. NDJ 109 pp., over 100 photos, oversize hardcover, red cloth, Moderate wear to cover some scuffing. Uncommon and wonderful book on US jazz scene in the 40's. Amazing pictures and articles i.e. rare disks list.
HC/DJ GIANTS OF JAZZ Terkel, Studs, Illustrated by Robert Galster Thomas Crowell, London (Jazz Book Club) 1957 G+/Fine. 215 pgs. Brodart cover, Sketches by Robert Galster. Terkel's first book. Short sketches of jazz musicians, some based also on interviews by Terkel. Joe Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Bix Beiderbecke, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Goodman
PB Fats Waller Walker, Maurice and Calabrese, Anthony Schirmer, NY 1979 G some wear
PER Down Beat 1962 8/30/62 Fine
PER Down Beat 1963 1/17/63 Fine
HC/DJ Little Gate Ewing, Annemarie Rinehart & Company, NY 1947 Fine/Good, p.c. DJ Tears At Edges, Corners Worn, an absorbing story of the Jazz Era. Joe Little Gate blew a horn, the figures of Bessie Smith, Coleman Hawkins and Louis Armstrong are depicted.