New York: Oxford University Press, 1959. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light fading and bumping at the extremities, and a touch of offsetting at the endpapers. Jacket spine moderately faded, with light rubbing and a few tiny chips and tears at the extremities. Contributions by Ernest Amerset (prologue, "Sidney Bichet"), Guy Waterman (essay, "Ragtime"), William Russell (essay, "Boogie-Woogie Pianists"), Vic Bellerby (essay, "Duke Ellington"), Glenn Coulter (essay, "Billie Holiday"), Ross Russell (essay, "Bebop"), with a basic library of jazz on LP.