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  1. Down Beat's Yearbook of Swing.
    signed

    Down Beat's Yearbook of Swing.

    Introduction by Fletcher Henderson.
    First edition. Uncommon. This copy marked "Personal Property, Al Jarvis, Sep. 20. 1939" on the front pastedown. Jarvis is recognised as the first radio DJ, the originator of the show Make Believe Ballroom, also a songwriter with collaborations with Johnny Mercer to his credit. Includes a potted history of jazz, Milestones; a listing for a Representative Record Library; valuations of collectable records, and an early Vocabulary of Swing Terms. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1939

    Published: Chicago:

    Stock Code: 71061

    Signed: Yes

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  2. Down Beat's Yearbook of Swing.
    signed

    Down Beat's Yearbook of Swing.

    Introduction by Fletcher Henderson.
    First edition. Uncommon. Artie Shaw's copy inscribed to him by the editor; "To Art Shaw with finest appreciation for the man and the musician. Paul Eduard Miller." In the biographies section Shaw is described as "among the greatest clarinet soloists." Includes a potted history of jazz, Milestones; a listing for a Representative Record Library; valuations of collectable records, and an early Vocabulary of Swing Terms. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1939

    Published: Chicago

    Stock Code: 70756

    Signed: Yes

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