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    Book Name+   Price 
 Jazz Masters Of New Orleans By Martin Williams   $50.00 
Macmillan, New York, 1967, Stated First Printing, volume four in the acclaimed Macmillan Jazz Masters Series. In green cloth boards, with small book plate of esteemed jazz writer Stanley Dance to ffep, near fine, top fore corners are gently bumped,...  read more...
 Jazz Masters Of The 20's By Richard Hadlock   $50.00 
Macmillan, New York, 1965, Stated First Printing. Second volume in the acclaimed Macmillan Jazz Masters Series. Hard cover, about fine, spine ends slightly compressed, small stamp of previous owner on ffep, otherwise a tight, clean, unmarked copy in...  read more...
 Jazz Masters Of The 40's By Ira Gitler   $62.00 
Macmillan, New York, 1966, Stated First Printing. Third volume in the distinguished Macmillan Masters Of Jazz Series. Hard cover, about fine, page edges very lightly toned, a tight, clean, unmarked copy. In a conservative, very good+ dust jacket,...  read more...
 Jazz Masters Of The 50's By Joe Goldberg   $20.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1983, republication of the 1965 Edition, First Thus, supplemented with new photo insert, trade paperback. "In this series of profiles...Goldberg examines the lives and the music, the crucial events and dominant forces of a...  read more...
 Jazz Masters Of The Forties By Ira Gitler   $25.00 
Collier, New York, 1974, Stated First Collier Books Edition, republication of 1966 Macmillan publication, trade paperback. A part of the Jazz Masters Series, edited by Martin Williams, an insightful book which concentrates primarily on critical...  read more...
 Jazz Milestones By Ken Vail   $75.00 
Vail Publishing, Cambridge, England, 1993, First Edition, First Printing with no additional printings indicated. Jazz historian and graphic artist Vail has a unique approach to jazz history combining archival photos, news articles, adds, reviews and...  read more...
 Jazz People By Valerie Wilmer   $55.00 
Allison & Busby, London, 1970, First Edition, First Printing. Fourteen interviews and musicians' profiles with author's accomplished b&w photographs. Very good, in red cloth boards, slight spine lean, page edges are tanned, first few text pages are...  read more...
 Jazz Piano: A Jazz History By Billy Taylor   $50.00 
Wm. C. Brown, Dubuque, Iowa, 1983, First Trade Paperback Edition. Pianist, composer, Taylor's chronological history of jazz piano, adapted from his National Public Radio program, Taylor Made Piano. Very good+, in pictorial wraps, small price label...  read more...
 Jazz Singing: America's Great Voices From Bessie Smith To Bebop and Beyond By Will Friedwald   $28.00 
Scribner's, New York, 1990, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A comprehensive, learned, provocative and entertaining history of jazz singing, which in the words of jazz critic, Gary Giddins, "tracks...a Byzantine tradition...  read more...
 Jazz Singing: America's Great Voices From Bessie Smith To Bebop And Beyond By Will Friedwald   $28.00 
Scribners, New York, 1990, First Printing with complete number line. A comprehensive, learned, provocative and entertaining history of jazz singing which in the words of jazz critic, Gary Giddins, "tracks...a Byzantine tradition from Armstrong to...  read more...
 Jazz West Coast By Robert Gordon   $32.00 
Quartet Books, London, 1986, First Printing. This was the first comprehensive history of the the Los Angeles jazz scene of the 1950's, a much needed corrective to the notion that all West Coast jazz musicians were adherents of the 'cool' school and...  read more...
 Jazz: A History By Frank Tirro   $24.00 
W.W. Norton, New York, London, 1993, Second Edition, later printing, trade paper back, revised from original publication in 1977. One of the standard introductory jazz textbooks. Pictorial wraps, lightly rubbed, fore corners of wraps and text block...  read more...
 Jazz: A History Of The New York Scene By Samuel Charters & Leonard Kunstadt  [ON HOLD]   
Doubleday, New York, 1962, Stated First Edition. Renowned blues and jazz historian, Sam Charters, made extensive use of original source material compiled by jazz researcher Leonard Kunstadt in this classic jazz history of New York from the turn of...  read more...
 Jazz: A People's Music By Sidney Finkelstein  [SOLD]   
Citadel Press, New York, 1948, First Printing. SIGNED and inscribed at the title page by the iconic jazz singer Billie Holiday. We have it from the previous owner that the book was acquired from the estate of the great tenor saxophonist, Stan Getz....  read more...
 Jazz: A People's Music By Sidney Finklestein  [ON HOLD]   $32.50 
The Citadel Press, New York, 1948, First Edition, First Printing. Important early jazz history, illustrated by Jules Halfant. In black cloth boards, spine ends and extremities bumped, end papers lightly foxed, otherwise very good+, tight, clean,...  read more...
 Jazz: New Perspectives On The History Of Jazz By Twelve Of The World's Foremost Jazz Critics & Scholars, Edited By Nat Hentoff & Albert McCarthy   $35.00 
Rinehart, New York, 1959, First Printing with Rinehart "R" to the copyright page. A significant collection of fourteen historical essays, with discography, by twelve leading jazz and blues writers and scholars of the era, including: Paul Oliver,...  read more...
 Jazz: The First Century Edited By John Edward Hasse  [SIGNED]   $125.00 
Morrow, New York, 1999, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and warmly inscribed by the editor at the title page to jazz book seller and collector, Arthur Newman, "For Arthur Newman - With appreciation for all you do for the music. Best...  read more...
 Jazzmen By Frederic Ramsay, Jr. and Charles Edward Smith.   $48.00 
Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1957 Stated First UK Edition. First published in the US (1939) (the introduction to this edition by Gerald Lascelles inexplicably cites 1946 as the first year of the US publication), Jazz Men was arguably the first...  read more...
 Jazzmen Edited by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. & Charles Edward Smith   $15.00 
Harcourt, Brace, Harvest Book, New York, publication date not stated but likely late 50's, with cover illustration by Jules Maidoff, reprint, trade paperback. First published in 1939, a now classic collection of essays by the most influential jazz...  read more...
 Jazzmen Edited By Frederic Ramsey, Jr. & Charles Edward Smith, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong  [SOLD]   
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1939, Stated First Edition. Boldly SIGNED and inscribed on the half title page in his characteristic green ink by Louis Armstrong, with a previous owner gift inscription in year of publication to the inscribee on the ffep....  read more...
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