(JAZZ.) MORGENSTERN, Dan.
Photographs by Ole Brask. Foreword by Dizzy Gillespie. Introduction by James Jones.
First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the photographer, inscribed on a preliminary leaf: “To my friend Irwin, who loves music as much as I do, and creates it. Ole. N. Y. April 1. 77.” An important history of jazz (and Dan Morgenstern’s first book) accompanied by some unforgettable portraits by Danish photographer Ole Brask.
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Quarto. Original cream-coloured cloth, gilt and black lettered spine, title embossed on front cover, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Monochrome illustrations from photographs throughout. Light soiling to back panel of jacket. An excellent copy.