1944 · [New York]
by Burley, Dan; Melvin Tapley [Illustrations]
[New York]: [Privately published by Dan Burley], 1944. First Edition. Good. First edition. Bound in publisher's organge wraps printed in black with "Copyright by Dan Burley" rubber stamp to front cover. A fragile copy. Good with general wear, loss at base of spine and tear along bottom front joint; joints tender. Light staining to edge of covers. Pages toned and lightly creased. "Jive is language in motion. It supplies the answer to the hunger for the unusual." A handbook and history of Harlem jive, with a glossary of lingo at the rear. A much more substantial book than Cab Calloway's Cat-ologue, a very slim, small volume which was published six years earlier than this.
(Inventory #: 140940818)