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Baron, Stanley (introduction).

BENNY, KING OF SWING.

Wm. Morrow and Co: NY 1979 Photos, 12.25 x 8.5, gilt lettered black cloth, 63 pp+ photos, covers lightly rubbed, extremities bumped and fraying, hinges quite loose, foredge of text block spotted, former owners' inkstamps inside covers and in the book else a decent copy in well rubbed, extremity worn dust jacket with a small piece of cello tape stuck to front panel. INSCRIBED "My best wishes . . . " AND SIGNED BY BENNY GOODMAN ON TITLE PAGE. ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY ELLA FITZGERALD, HARRY JAMES (twice), LIONEL HAMPTON (six times), ANITA O'DAY (inscribed "Sultry looking -- but Happy as hell"), LOUIE BELLSON, LEONARD BERNSTEIN (twice), PEGGY LEE, PATTI PAGE, WOODY HERMAN, BUDDY GRECO AND JOE WILLIAMS (and perhaps by George Shearing, though the signature may be secretarial). Most of the signatures are on or about the signer's photograph, though Ella Fitzgerald's is boldly on front fly.


Book Id: 98-9174

Price: $350.00

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