Histoire des Disques Swing.
Enregistrés a New-York par Tommy Ladnier, Mezz Mesirow, Frank Newton, etc.Geneva: Ch. Grasset, 1944 Stock Code: 91511
First 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 been involved recording them; I can only imagine the impression that they make on first hearing. Recorded at New Yorck Yes-Yes in English in the original, ha! ha! Hugues" (our translation).
Octavo. Original pale grey light card wrappers, printed in blue.
A little rubbed, slightly cocked, light browning, else very nice copy.
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