Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, Inc., 1965.
First Edition. Hardcover. 10 1/4" X 7 1/4". xi, 293pp. Inscribed by the author to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at half-title page, with an original drawing of a man playing the trumpet at facing page. Ex-New Orleans Jazz Museum, with associated stamps and marks. Moderate wear to unclipped dust jacket, small open tears to head and tail of spine, cover and edgewear, dust soiling, and crease to front flap. Red cloth over boards, with publisher's device stamped in black to upper board and spine lettered in black. Moderate edgewear to binding, with corners bumped and turned in. Slight lean to spine. Binding is firm and sound. Heavy foxing and mild soiling to edges of text block. Pictorial endpapers. Pages are clean and unmarked. A solid and quite attractive signed first printing of this celebration of New Orleans jazz, illustrated throughout by the author in color and in black and white, and with additional original drawing by Stephen Longstreet. Very good / good. Item #3324