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PANASSIÉ, Hugues. Histoire des Disques Swing.
Geneva : 1944First edition. History of the label founded by Charles Delaunay and Panassié in 1937 to provide for the needs of the burgeoning French jazz market, here with a superb inscription from Panassié to the half-title; "To Paul and Gloria, faithful friends and unfaithful correspondents! Know that I often regret not having heard these discs without having... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 91511
PANASSIÉ, Hugues. Histoire du vrai jazz, original holograph manuscript.
[Paris? : 1950s]The original holograph manuscript of Histoire du vrai jazz (History of true jazz, published Paris, Éditions Robert Laffont, 1959) by the influential French jazz critic, historian and record producer Hugues Pannasié (1912-1974), here very attractively and imaginatively presented, the spine of the box labelled "La vraie histoire du jazz" ("The real... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 123995
CHARTERS, Samuel B. The Country Blues.
London : 1960First UK edition, first impression, following the US first of the preceding year, presented here in the superb dust jacket by Denis Piper, who produced some stunning cover art for Penguin in the 50s and 60s. The Country Blues is an important work, "the first book-length study of the genre, and its vivid portraits of musicians such as Barbecue Bob and... Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 142985
OLIVER, Paul. Screening the Blues:
London : 1968First edition, first impression. An important early contribution to the serious study of the origins of the Blues and certainly difficult to find in anything approaching such sharp condition, as here. Paul Oliver "first encountered the music as a teenager, hearing black American servicemen singing a work song. In the 50s he studied the field recordings... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 142989
DIXON, Robert M. W., & John Godrich. Recording the Blues.
New York : 1970First US edition, first printing, published simultaneously in the UK by Studio Vista; both soft and hardback versions were issued, the latter being decidedly uncommon.
Recording the Blues is a volume in the series the "Blues Paperbacks," edited by the doyen of British blues historians, Paul Oliver, each title written by acknowledged experts in... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 142999
HOLIDAY, Billie, with William DUFTY. Lady sings the Blues.
Garden City, New York : 1956First edition, first printing. "Billie Holiday remains among the most difficult of jazz artists to understand or study. Surrounded by a disturbing legend, it is very difficult to hear her clearly. The legendary suffering and mythopoeic pain which countless admirers have actively sought out in her work make it difficult for the merely curious to warm... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 143006
REINHARDT, Django. Quelques Compositions de Django Reinhardt.
Paris : Pieces include Nuages, Minor Swing, Stompin' at Decca, and Swings 1939 and 1942. No other copies traced, not on WorldCat or in BnF. Inscription to the lower panel reads, "Boughten for a buck Paris - 19 June 1945," clearly the purchaser was a GI with the Allied Army in France. Uncommon, unusual and attractive. Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 65954
(BALLETS RUSSES.) Collection of eight souvenir programmes.
Paris & New York : 1911-1939Highly desirable collection of elusive and superbly produced ephemeral publications, offering a rich panorama of the two decades of the Ballets Russes, and featuring the leading lights of the company - Bakst, Rubinstein, Nijinsky; the whole reflecting the very highest standards of Diaghilev himself, who, in the words of his highly-acclaimed biographer,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 118426
THE BEATLES. A Signed Beatles dress worn by a programme seller at the world premiere of A Hard Day's Night, London Pavilion, 6 July.
1964Signed across the front in blue ink by each of The Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, and by their manager Brian Epstein. The premiere of the Beatles debut film A Hard Day's Night was attended by the Beatles and their wives, as well as guests of honour Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon. The premiere was a charity... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 98183
JAZZ; Czech samizdat. Jazz.
Prague : 1947-8, & 1952First and only editions of both of these short-lived fugitive publications. The complete run of Jazz offers a fascinating view of the times. A well-produced, illustrated magazine that features reviews, pen pictures and features on American and other western jazz performers, the editorial direction changed radically following the coup d'état of 1948.... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 133392
BAKER, Joséphine, & Paul Colin. Les mémoires de Joséphine Baker.
Paris : 1927First edition, limited issue of 300 copies on large paper - pur fil Lafuma - this unnumbered and out of series. Inscribed by Paul Colin to critic and theatre manager Hanry-Jaunet, who at the time was general secretary of the Louis Jouvet-designed Studio des Champs-Elysées; "à l'ami Hanry-Jaunet en souvenirs des beaux soirs élyséens, cordialement... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 130854
(PAVLOVA, Anna.) Theatre bill for a fund-raising matinee at the Palace Theatre.
London : 1935A rare theatre bill for a fund-raising performance at the Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, on Thursday 21 February 1935; the fund had been established to erect a memorial to Anna Pavlova in Regents Park. The performers included Tilly Losch, Larry Adler, Alicia Markova, Robert Helpman, and Anton Dolin.
Sir Edwin Lutyens, Sir William Rothenstein,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 115100
HANDEL, George Frideric. Eighteenth-century religious musical manuscript, but including notation of minuets by Handel.
English : c.1750Unusual mid-eighteenth century manuscript in an unknown hand largely comprised of liturgical music, but with the almost surreptitious inclusion of minuets by Handel. The first six rectos carry neumatic notation in brown and red ink of a Kyrie, Gloria, Credo and Sanctus from a so far unidentified Mass. Then spread over the versos of the first four of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134794
OTIS, Johnny. Listen to the Lambs.
New York, : 1968First Edition. "What it's like - a Negro in the land of Mister Charlie - jazz, hate, "Negritude", the meagre hope for the future, the holocaust of the riots - by one who has lived it, and wants the white world to know." A cult classic American popular music autobiography, wherein Otis relates his integration as a Greek-American musician into the Watts... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 41016
MEZZROW, Milton "Mezz", & Bernard Wolfe. La rage de vivre.
Paris : 1951Second edition in French (following the first of 1950), originally published in the US in 1946. Boldly signed by Mezzrow in blue biro on the half-title, along with the signatures of four other jazz musicians: French pianist Claude Bolling, New Orleanian trumpeter Lee Collins, trombonist Jimmy Archey, and drummer Fred Moore; identifying annotations in... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 123411
MAUERER, Hans. The Pete Johnson Story.
New York and Frankfurt : 1965First and only edition, extremely uncommon, WorldCat lists some 20 copies, but only 2 outside of North America. Survey of the life and work of one of the great boogie-woogie pianists, issued to raise funds to help support him in hard times following a stroke. In his survey The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray Tony Russell places Johnson in... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 72345
ARMSTRONG, Louis. Sugar Foot Stomp.
Chicago : 1926First edition, this first issue uncommon with WorldCat recording just three copies. A song of contested origins, based on Dippermouth Blues, a tune for which Satchmo claimed credit from his days with King Oliver, it was rearranged by Don Redman for the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, when Armstrong had joined them, under the present title, "Redman's arrangement... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98911
MALSON, Lucien (ed.) Les Cahiers du Jazz. Revue Musicale.
Paris : 1959-64First editions of the complete run of Malson, Filipacchi and Tenot's highly influential periodical. Consciously modelled on the Cahiers du Cinema, the content was of unimpeachable seriousness, and unquestionable excellence. Contributors include Malson, Michel-Claude Jalard, Gunther Schuller, Jean Clouzet and Michel Delorme, with discographies by Jorgen... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 81916
BECHET, Sidney. "Sentimental Mr. Bechet" - signed 45 rpm EP.
Paris : 1954Signed by Bechet and fellow clarinettist André Réwéliotty on label attached to front cover. Appealing EP, catching Bechet in the company of Claude Luter, Réwéliotty, and their respective bands, and including some of Bechet's signature pieces: "Summertime", "September Song", the self-penned "Petite Fleur" and "Jacqueline". The unsigned and unattributed... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 130115
BELFORD, Kevin. Devil at the Confluence.
St Louis : 2009First edition, first printing. Signed by Paul Garon to foot of the foreword. Garon is an author of a number of books on the Blues and was one of the founding editors of Living Blues magazine in 1970. The accompanying CD, "The St Louis Blues Legends Delmark Collection" is an exclusive collection of music from St. Louis musicians drawn from from the... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 116361
PORTER, Cole. Autograph letter signed to his lifelong friend, actor Monty Woolley.
Los Angeles : A very appealing, amusing, and warm autograph letter entirely in pencil and signed familiarly "Potah", to Porter's lifelong friend and Yale classmate, the actor Monty Woolley (1888-1963). Porter writes to Woolley at the Shubert Theatre, Boston, to congratulate him on the successful tryouts of the new Rodgers & Hart musical comedy On Your Toes, in which... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 126892
KIRCHER, Athanasius. Phonurgia nova,
Kempten : 1673First edition of Kircher's outstanding work on acoustics and music, the first European book devoted entirely to acoustics, which treats at length of the echo, laws of acoustics, and of instruments. It presents a remarkable compilation of knowledge, gathered from many contemporary experiments in acoustics and the advances in the construction of musical... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 84091
HOLIDAY, Billie. Poster of Billie inscribed by Milt Hinton.
Philadelphia : 1981Emotive poster of the legendary singer, inscribed lower right by the celebrated bassist and photographer, Milt Hinton, "To Jeann Failows, thanks for your loyal support of jazz, as ever your Pal, Milt "Judge" Hinton, '82", and adding a sketch of a double bass.
Hinton's New York Times obituary noted, "He earned his nickname, the Judge, because... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133980
THEATRE. The Living Theatre. Stein. Picasso. Eliot.
[New York : 1951]A very scarce program booklet for the 1951-2 season of the Living Theatre, one of America's premier experimental theatre groups, at their first permanent performance space, Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, advertising Gertrude Stein's "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights" and "Ladies' Voices", Pablo Picasso's "Desire", T. S. Eliot's "Sweeney Agonistes",... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 132632
BAKER, Joséphine. Les mémoires.
Paris : 1927First edition, the attractive large-paper limited issue on pur fil Lafuma, number 114 of 300 copies, inscribed on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Josephine Baker, August 27/27 Paris": a carefully conserved copy of this fragile publication.
In his own memoirs Paul Colin remembers his first sight of Baker. "Then, naked but... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 130748
DISNEY, Walt - OUSSENKO, Alexis. Original artwork for Bambi sticker book.
Berne : [c.1950]A remarkable and unique collection of original gouache designs by illustrator Alexis Oussenko. These designs depict Disney's Bambi and were produced for a Bambi and Cinderella sticker book published as a collectible album by the Swiss chocolate company Tobler in French, German, and Italian. The 32 designs collected here are mounted in the final page... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 137327
WARHOL, Andy. Andy Warhol's Interview. December 1977. Vol. VII No. 12.
New York : 1977First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front cover across a photo of Mick Jagger dressed as Father Christmas carrying Iman and Paul von Ravenstein in a sack over his shoulder. The cover is designed by Richard Bernstein. Bernstein painted, sliced, and stenciled celebrity designs which graced the covers of over a decade's worth of... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 139536
DRUSKIN, Mikhail Semenovich. Ocherki po istorii tantseval'noi muzyki [Essays on the history of Dance Music].
Leningrad : 1936First and only edition. One of 3500 copies. Uncommon, just 14 copies on WorldCat. This is the first systematic work on dance music in Russian, which includes notable early criticism of Shostakovich's ballets. Mikhail Druskin (1905-1991), Soviet musicologist, was responsible for a wide range of cultural-historical publications, also working as a broadcaster.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 126481
HEINE, Heinrich. Der Doktor Faust.
Hamburg : 1851First edition of Heine's "dance-poem" based on Goethe's classic tale. "It was during a very dark period in Heine's unhappy life that the notion of producing a Faust of his own once more took hold of his mind. Already more than half-blind and crippled by the stroke which his fearful state of mind about his uncle's will had precipitated in March 1845,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 143688
POTTER, Beatrix. Plays based on the published stories.
London : 1930-62A group of six theatrical versions of Beatrix Potter stories, three titles with one or two variant issues. The Tailor and Gloucester and Ginger and Pickles were dramatized by Potter in collaboration with the character actor and director Ernest George Harcourt Williams; the others were adapted from her books without her direct involvement.
(i,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 109504
KEY, Pierre V. R. Enrico Caruso.
Boston : 1922First edition, first printing, this copy subscribed for Marion Talley, signed by Caruso's widow Dorothy, Key, and Zirato on the limitation page, copy number 90 of 99 deluxe edition copies.
Marion Talley (1906-1983) was an American opera coloratura soprano. The present book would have reached her when, in 1922, she appeared as the lead in a production... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132883
CLAXTON, William - LE QUERREC, Guy. Jazz comme une image.
Paris : 1993First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed warmly on the title page to fellow jazz photographer William Claxton (although not named), thanking him for their improvised, yet long-awaited, encounter: "Avec ma pleine amitié et toute mon admiration. Le souvenir d'une rencontre, improvisée, que j'espérais depuis longtemps.... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141756
REINHARDT, Django. Jazz Hot,
Paris : December, 1936Special holiday issue of this influential French jazz periodical, this copy boldly signed by Django above the photograph of the Quintette. Features numerous photographs of early French and US jazz luminaries - Mezz Mezzrow on the cover, double-page centre spread including Quelques Musiciens Français, Chick Webb, Zutie Singleton, Bud Freeman and Bennie... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 83445
IBSEN, Henrik. Prose Dramas.
London : 1901-2Cecil B. DeMille's set of Ibsen's plays, each volume with his contemporary ownership signature to the front free endpaper and with his bookplate to the front pastedown. DeMille has dated the first volume 6 August 1902, the date of his wedding to the actress Constance Adams, meaning the set can be presumed to be a wedding present. In 1902 DeMille was... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 131541
MESSEL, Oliver (illus.); SHAKESPEARE, William. Romeo and Juliet.
London : 1936First and sole edition thus, inscribed on the front free endpaper "With all best wishes to Mr and Mrs Carl, and all congratulations for their Golden Wedding, Oliver Messel, 1939," followed by three pages of signatures, dated 1949, from guests to the Carls' Diamond Wedding Anniversay, including that of ballet dancer and choreographer Frederick Ashton.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143172
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
1953-72A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 110880
HENTOFF, Nat. The First Freedom.
New York : 1980First edition. This copy inscribed to John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet on the half-title; "For John, with great affection, Nat." In his liner notes for the MJQ Complete Prestige and Pablo Recordings, Hentoff described how, "The MJQ combined centuries of the blues with the knowledge of how careful form can make improvisation more meaningful - the... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 81919
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, Nicolai. Principes d'Orchestration.
Paris : 1914First edition thus, with the Paris imprint, first published in 1905. This copy from the library of composer Lord Berners, and with his annotations in pencil, mostly consisting of marking passages for attention, but with occasional comment, such as his own calculation of orchestra numbers in the margin of the table p. 7, "horns & trumpets" p. 26, and... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 137505
GERSHWIN, George & Ira. Strike up the Band.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing. A superb association copy inscribed for Newman Levy by both George and Ira, with quotations from the show: "He's a man of very high degree, not low - but high!" with a sketch by Ira of a man bowing.
The recipient, Newman Levy, was a lawyer who graduated from New York University in 1911, Assistant District Attorney... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 70729
MATHEWS, Charles. Memoir of Charles Mathews, comedian.
London : 1838-9First edition, in an extraordinary binding no doubt intended to invoke the traditional motley of the jester. The most famous comedian of his day, Mathews's powerful influence on Charles Dickens's stylistic methods of comic characterization has long been recognized. Mathews's monopolylogues, farces in which the actor played every character, provided... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 35334
GOLD, Robert S. A Jazz Lexicon.
New York : 1964First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed 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... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 85621
ROBBE-GRILLET, Alain. Glissements Progressifs du Plaisir.
Paris : 1974First edition, first impression. Presentation copy of Robbe-Grillet's erotic ciné-roman, inscribed by the author "Pour Jean Baptiste Baronian, bien cordialement, Robbe-Grillet" on the half-title. Baronian (b. 1944) began his literary career as an editor at Editions Marabout before publishing his first novel, L'un l'autre, in 1971: "prélude à quelques... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 52030
(RIMBAUD, Arthur.) VIEILLARD, Roger. Hommage A Rimbaud.
Paris : 1945First edition, first printing, inscribed in pencil "à Ralph Kirkpatrick pour 'les possibilités harmoniques' Roger Vieillard amicalement" inside the first blank, including two musical drawings, further drawings on the title page with the caption "pour Ralph Kirkparick" signed with Vieillard's "RV" monogram and dated "1942-1971-1982". This copy number... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135463
GLEASON, Ralph. Jazz, a Quarterly of American Music.
Berkeley, CA : 1968-70First editions; a complete run of this irregular, important, and hard-to-find periodical. One of the most influential voices in modern American music and cofounder with Jan Wenner of Rolling Stone, editor and contributor Gleason was, according to his wife, "not a good writer. He wrote about interesting things." Apart from Gleason, other contributors... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 87873