Philadelphia: Chilton Book Company, 1972. hardcover. Foreword by Johnny Simmen. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 419 pages, 8vo, black cloth (corners rubbed; binding weak). New York: Chilton Book Company, 1972. First American edition. A very good(-) copy. very good(-).
Signed by 33 jazz greats on the front inside cover, first free endpaper, and back inside cover. All signers are deceased. Includes Illinois Jacquet, Charlie Ventura, Milt Buckner, Pee Wee Hunt, Joe Venuti, Cozy Cole, Roy Eldridge, Count Basie, Red Norvo, Buddy DeFranco, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hackett, Jo Jonathan Jones, Hall Overton, Mercer Ellington, Jonah Jones, Quentin Jackson, Woody Herman, Cootie Williams, Earl Hines, Harry Carney, Thelma Carpenter, Anita O'Day, Stan Getz, Billy Eckstine, Stan Kenton, Murray McEarchern, Floyd Smith, Teddy Wilson, Major Holley Jr, and Conrad James. All signatures are pristine and legible.