Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Warmly inscribed and SIGNED by co-author, Fats Waller's son, Maurice Waller, at the half title page, "Love to one of my father's best fans, Maurice". From the collection of jazz book seller and collector, the late Arthur Newman.
A comprehensive biography of the great stride pianist and composer, Maurice Waller reveals the man behind the ebullient and energetic personae of one of jazz's great showmen. In black cloth boards, front edge is a little dusty, else, fine, tight, clean, unmarked, in a like dust jacket, unclipped, hint of compression to foot of spine, in mylar sleeve. Review copy, very uncommon signed presentation copy, with a strong jazz association. J1327