A memoir of the jazz age.
First edition. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; “For my dear old friends Jerry & Claire … may you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it! Ralph Berton.” Berton knew Beiderbecke, and idolized him, as a child, and the book is very much a personal memoir of the era, as well as a personal view of the man and his music. And none the worse for that.
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Octavo, original brown cloth, title to spine in gold and copper. In the dust jacket. 16 plates. Very good in slightly rubbed jacket.