A Jazz Lexicon.New York : 1964 Stock Code: 85621
NotesFirst edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Sandy & Susan Radner, my 'boss' boss and his 'boss' 'wife' crossed out, 'old lady'- Bob Gold." Gold was a lecturer in English at NY University; "For the December 1957 issue of American Speech, an academic journal, Gold had written "The Vernacular of the Jazz World", an article which attracted significant attention in both the jazz and linguistic worlds. That article became the base for A Jazz Lexicon. Using the research techniques of historical lexicography, Gold combined traditional and contemporary cultural definitions of jazz words and phrases. For each entry, he included its first known use, its semantic and accepted meanings, and a brief etymology" (Brasch, Black English and the Mass Media, p249). An entertainment for dictionary readers and jazz-lovers both.
Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, large device in blind to the upper. With the unclipped dust jacket.
A couple of annotations to the introduction, else very good in slightly rubbed jacket.
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