Paris: Les Presses Modernes, 1927. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE. Hardback. Scarce First Edition of this volume, highly regarded and sought after by music afficionados. The book, privately published by the internationally famed music critic (and Chevalier of the Legion of Honor), collects twenty-seven studies on music and modern musicians, of which, the studies on Jazz and American Composers in French and English, the others in English. This copy is bound in three-quarter scarlet morocco with raised bands and gilt. A very good copy. This is #687 of a limited edition numbered and signed by Schwerké. Additionally, on the front free endpaper, he has inscribed a warm message in French to jazz great Alfred Galpin: A Alfred Galpin / en temoignage d'amitie -- / et de sympathie / artistique -- / Charles Schwerké. Very Good / N/A. Item #10108

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