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LEONARD, Herman.

The Eye of Jazz.

Graphic Design by Francis Paudras. Text assembled by Philippe Carles.

Published: London: Viking, 1989

Stock code: 66590

Price: £250

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First edition in English, originally published in French four years previously. Collection of the work of one of the greats of jazz photography. Apprenticed to Karsh for a year, Leonard went on to work as a freelance in New York shooting at Birdland and the Royal Roost, joined Norman Granz producing numerous record covers and worked for Marlon Brando as his personal photographer. His collection is now housed at the permanent archives of American Musical History in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Loosely inserted illustrated catalogue from the 1990 “Images of Jazz” exhibition with price list of Leonard prints.

Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Profusely illustrated. Near fine, dustjacket with just a couple of small closed tears to edges.

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