Jelly Roll, Jabbo & Fats:19 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett [SIGNED]
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Jelly Roll, Jabbo & Fats:19 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett  [SIGNED]
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Oxford University Press, New York, 1983, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and warmly inscribed, in year of publication at the ffep, "For X and Y, You do not have to read it - just display it, Affectionately, Whitney Balliett, East Orleans, 1983". The eleventh book by the preeminent jazz writer of his generation, a collection of his memorable jazz portraits, ranging from Jelly Roll Morton to Ornette Coleman. Quarter bound in purple cloth over purple paper boards, touch of shelf wear to bottom edge, light spotting to text block and endpapers else about fine, tight, unmarked. Dust jacket is unclipped, panels are slightly soiled, touch of wear and creasing to spine ends and panel edges, else about near fine Uncommon signed copy, Balliett was apparently a very diffident man which may help to explain the current scarcity of signed copies of his wonderful jazz essay collections. J1486

Jelly Roll, Jabbo & Fats:19 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett  [SIGNED]
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Jelly Roll, Jabbo & Fats:19 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett  [SIGNED]
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Jelly Roll, Jabbo & Fats:19 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett  [SIGNED]
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Jelly Roll, Jabbo & Fats:19 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett  [SIGNED]
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Jelly Roll, Jabbo & Fats:19 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett  [SIGNED]
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