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Performing Arts : Jazz


Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation (SIGNED COPY)

Verso, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 443pp, plates, bibliography etc, 15pp index at rear. Inscribed and signed by the author Ben Watson ( as 'Out to Lunch' - his alter ego non-de-plume) on front blank fly-leaf and with a sketch by him of a hand drawing on the page, all done in black ink and dated 29-V-2004.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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£75.00
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Rum Bum and Concertina

Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London
8vo in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 182pp.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a lightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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£15.00
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The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2 Volumes Complete)

Macmillan, London
Two Large heavy Quarto size (4to) volumes, uniformly bound in red cloth, top edge gilt, black and gilt lettering to spine and front cover, A - K 670pp and L - Z 690pp complete
Both are extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copies, in not far from new condition
1st editionHardcover
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£50.00
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Jazz At Ronnie Scott's

Robert Hale, London
Quarto size (4to) in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 188pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a slightly tanned almost AS NEW publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers new price sticker to inner flap (tiny speck of rub to top flap fold corner tips)
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£12.50
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Swing, Swing, Swing - The Life and Times of Benny Goodman

Hodder & Stoughton, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo) in tan cloth backed blue boards, gilt lettering to spine 522pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW unclipped Dust Jacket
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The Media Mob (Signed Copy)

Collins, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in illustrated glossy card covers. 112pp, index. Errata slip on verso of half title leaf. Inscribed copy signed by both George Melly and Barry Fantoni on title-page
An almost AS NEW copy (minute bump to head of spine at rear tip, tiny speck of rub to front cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Word in a Jug

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. 220pp. Octavo size (8vo) in orange cloth. Jazz novel
Spine a little sunned and faintly dusty. Top edge of page block slightly dusty else VERY GOOD+, an otherwise well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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£10.00
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Keep Cool - The Black Activists Who Built the Jazz Age

Pluto Press, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 252pp, plates, bibliography, index
AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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£6.00
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Focus on Jazz

Hale, London
1st Edition Thus Quarto size (4to). 160pp, colour photos in text etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy in an AS NEW unclipped Dust Jacket
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£10.50
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The Jazz Text

Van Nostrand, New York
276pp, photos in text, lengthy bibliogography, index etc
FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD+ unclipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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£8.00
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The Guide to Classic Recorded Jazz

University of Iowa Press
Large, heavy Octavo size (8vo) paperback. XVIII, 391pp, index. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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£14.00
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