Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

67123
(ARMSTRONG, Louis.) GOFFIN, Robert.

Louis Armstrong. Le Roi du Jazz.

Availability: In stock

Published: Paris: Éditions Pierre Seghers, 1947

Stock Code: 67123

£95
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition. Goffin was a Belgian lawyer, poet and author, a Stormy Petrel of the Nazi invasion, who fled to the USA in 1939. In 1932 he had published Aux Frontières du Jazz., one of the earliest serious analyses of the jazz, and contributed "The Best Negro Jazz Orchestra," translated by Beckett, to Nancy Cunard's Negro anthology. In exile he supported himself by his writings, including a number of novels on the Nazi occupation of Belgium - La Colombe de la Gestapo and Passeports pour l'Audelà - and lectures, in 1942 collaborating with Leonard Feather to teach what is considered the first course ever on jazz history and analysis, held at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo. Original pictorial card wraps.

Illustrations

12 plates.

Condition

Wraps slightly rubbed, marginal toning.

Delivery

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200. View Full Details

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book

Peter Harrington Limited. Registered office: WSM Services Limited, Connect House, 133-137 Alexandra Road, Wimbledon, LONDON SW19 7JY.
Registered in England and Wales No:3609982 Copyright © 2018, Peter Harrington. All rights reserved.

credit cards logo