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Title:The Observer's Book of Jazz
Price:AUD$17.60 (about USD$12.70)
Category:Art & Design
Item ID:SB00-0112465
Publisher:Frederick Warne, London, 1978
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Frederick Warne, 1978, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Photographic

192 pages, acknowledgements, foreword by Humphrey Lyttelton, select discography, bibliography and index. Photographic endpapers, both different, showing different jazz bands. The text is illustrated with 76 black-and-white photographs. Red coloured boards with white writing on the front panel and spine. Bumping to the of the top backstrip edge and a little shelfwear to the lower book edges. Photographic dust wrapper, showing Louis Armstrong, against a white background with black and red writing on the front panel and spine. A little rubbing to the top and bottom dust wrapper edges. The major detraction from the dust wrapper is the noticeable yellowing of the white of the background. " The story of Jazz is both complex and enthralling. Mark White handles the subject with a clarity that never masks his infectious enthusiasm. In the ' History ' he traces the development of Jazz from its beginnings in New Orleans around 1900 to its current state in both America and Europe ( 1970s )." -- from the front fold over blurb. This is the first UK edition. Size: 24mo - up to 5 ¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Music ; ISBN: 072321588X. ISBN/EAN: 9780723215882. Inventory No: 0112465.
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