Perpetua-- Kings of Jazz [Book]
New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1961-1963. New York: Eleven volumes, each illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout text. Original pictorial wrappers; preserved in the original publisher's slipcase. NEAR FINE. A bright set, in a gently worn slipcase. A lovely boxed set of illustrated jazz biographies originally published between 1959 and 1963. The set includes biographies of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Charlie Parker, Fats Waller, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Dodds, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Paul Oliver also contributes a volume on Bessie Smith, the lone queen among the kings.