Literature
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 From Blues To Bop: Jazz Fiction By James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Jack Kerouac, Eudora Welty & Others Edited By Richard N. Albert  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Louisania State University Press, Baton Rouge & London, 1990, First Printing with complete number line. Twice SIGNED by the editor, at the title page and again at the ffep with a warm inscription in the year of publication. A jazz fiction anthology...  read more...
 Jazz Parody: An Anthology Of Jazz Fiction Edited By Chas. Harvey SIGNED  [SOLD]   
Spearman & The American Jazz Society, London, 1948, First Edition. No publication date to copyright page, but presumably 1948 as per the introduction. SIGNED and inscribed in black ink to ffep, "Good luck, Duke Ellington". A short collection of jazz...  read more...
 Nighthawk Blues By Peter Guralnick [SOLD]   
Seaview Books, New York, 1980, Stated First Edition. In tan boards, quarter bound in blue cloth, light shelf wear to top edge, else fine, clean, unmarked, in a like dust jacket, unclipped, tiny mark to bottom edge of bottom cover, now in mylar...  read more...
 The Field God And In Abraham's Bosom By  Paul Green [SOLD]   
Robert McBride & Co, New York, First Edition, 1927. In quarter black cloth over brightly decorated paper boards, pasted printed labels to spine and front board, decorative red top stain, page edges are lightly toned, tiny bookseller\'s label at...  read more...
 Why New Orleans Matters By Tom Piazza   $10.00 
Regan Books Harper Collins, New York, 2005, later printing. Novelist, music writer and New Orleans resident, Piazza's touching and finely written memoir is an homage to the city's extraordinary culture, its rich, sometimes dark and difficult history...  read more...
 New World Symphonies: How American Culture Changed European Music By Jack Sullivan   $20.00 
Yale University Press, New Haven & London,1999, First Printing with complete number line. In green boards, small smudge to top edge, previous owner's name to ffep, spine is leaning very slightly, p.o. has noted composer names at the margins of three...  read more...
 The Seven League Boots By Albert Murray   $20.00 
Pantheon, New York, 1995, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. Celebrated African American jazz critic, essayist, biographer and novelist's last book in a trilogy of novels which began with Train Whistle Guitar and The Spyglass...  read more...
 Uncommon People:Resistance, Rebellion, and Jazz By Eric Hobsbawm   $22.00 
The New Press, New York, 1998, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. A collection of essays by the great British Marxist historian, who under the nom de plume Francis Newton, wrote insightful jazz criticism for the New...  read more...
 Dath Of A Tenor Man By Bill Moody  [SIGNED]   $25.00 
Walker & Co, New York, 1995, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED by the author at the title page. The second in a mystery series by jazz drummer Bill Moody, which features jazz pianist and sleuth, Evan Horne, who is called upon to solve...  read more...
 The Disharmonic Misadventures Of David Stein By Jonathan L. Segal  [SIGNED]   $25.00 
Segal, New York, 2011, First Edition SIGNED and dated by the author to the verso of the front wrap. In pictorial wraps, touch of shelf wear to foot of spine, else, fine, tight, unmarked. This first novel by jazz pianist and composer Jonathan Segal...  read more...
 The Sound Of The Trumpet By Bill Moody  [SIGNED]   $25.00 
Walker & Co., New York, 1997, First Printing with complete number line, SIGNED by the author at the title page. Fine in black cloth, in a like, unclipped dust jacket, in mylar sleeve. This is the third in a mystery series by jazz drummer Bill Moody,...  read more...
 Musings: The Musical Worlds Of Gunther Schuller A Collection Of His Writings By Gunther Schuller   $30.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1986, First Printing with complete number line. Published on the occasion of Schuller's 60th birthday, a wide ranging collection of essays which reflect the extraordinarily diverse interests and talents of this...  read more...
 Coming Through Slaughter By Michael Ondaatje   $32.00 
Anansi Press, Toronto, 1976, First Printing in paper back, with complete number line. Celebrated Canadian novelist and poet's powerful prose poem based on the life of the legendary New Orleans cornetist, Budddy Bolden. Very good +, in bright wraps,...  read more...
 Choruses: Poems By Quincy Troupe  [SIGNED]   $35.00 
Coffee House Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1999, First Printing with complete number line. Flat SIGNED by the author at the the title page. Troupe is perhaps best known as the author of a memoir Miles And Me, an account of his relationship with Miles...  read more...
 My Cold War By Tom Piazza   $38.00 
Regan Books, Harper Collins, New York, 2003, First Edition, First Printing, Stated Advance Reader's Edition, with publisher's letter laid in. Well known for his writing on jazz and blues, this is the author's first novel, winner of the Faulkner...  read more...
 Blame It On My Youth By Benny Green   $55.00 
MacGibbon & Kee, London, 1967, First Edition, First Printing with no other printings indicated. First novel by the gifted British jazz critic and saxophonist, depicts an aspiring young jazz musician in wartime London. Green's book, The Reluctant...  read more...
 Paris Without Regret: James Baldwin, Kenny Clarke, Chester Himes & Donald Byrd By Ursula Broschke Davis   $55.00 
University Of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 1986, First Edition, First Printing. Advance review copy with publisher's card laid in. A sensitive examination of Afro-American self-exile in Paris, as viewed through the experience of four gifted black...  read more...
 The Sound By Ross Russell   $68.00 
Dutton, New York, 1961, Stated First Edition, First Printing, Advance Reading Copy, with publisher's card laid in, which states "with the compliments of the author". Russell's flamboyant novel closely mirrors the tumultuous life of Charlie Parker;...  read more...
 For Jazz: 21 Sonnets By Peter McSloy  [SIGNED]   $85.00 
Hit & Run Press, Lafayette, California, 1994, Stated First Edition, inscribed, dated and SIGNED by author on the half title page, "To X / with thanks for your hospitality/ Peter McSloy/ Kerry, 1996". Colophon states that the book "was printed in an...  read more...
 The Rainbow Sign: A Southern Documentary by Alan Lomax  [ON HOLD]   $95.00 
Duell, Sloan & Pierce, New York, Stated First Edition, 1959. Two novella length stories by the eminent folklorist and musicologist which are adapted and reworked from his extensive field recordings in the American South.Very good++ in original...  read more...
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