Black Beauty, White Heat: A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz, 1920-1950


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Hardcover, large format folio bound in maroon cloth and publisher’s non price-clipped dust-jacket. 360 pages. From the collection of David Chertok, noted collector of jazz on film, inscribed to him by author [FD – Frank Driggs]. General Index, Music Index. Foreword by John Hammond. Introduction by Paul Bacon. Illustrated with over 1,500 photographs including a 16 page color insert of record images of the 120 greatest jazz recordings. First edition, first printing with full number line. The most lavish, extensive, and fully documented pictorial history of classic jazz ever published. No previous ownership marks. A clean, square, unmarked copy of a nice association copy. Near fine in a near fine dust-jacket. A oversize, heavy book, Priority and International orders will require additional postage which will be calculated as close to actual cost as possible.

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Weight 4.75 lbs


Book Author

Driggs, Frank; Lewine, Harris


William Morrow & Company

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New York


Folio – over 12" – 15" tall

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