New York: Prentice-Hall, January 1955. Third Printing. Half black cloth with light gray paper with embedded fibers over boards. Titling is in gilt on the spine with red highlight as well as the title on the cover. INSCRIBED "To Bill / from / Louis Armstrong / Satchmo" in green ink on half title page with his trademark "Satchmo", largely written at the bottom. 5.25" x 8", pp. 7-240 with 16 pp. of B&W photos of Louis and his life. Red graphic end papers, clean, well bound pages except those four photos which have some fade from the facing photograph pages. Cover has light wear through at one corner, and four spots at bottom edges. Clipped DJ has some light chipping at the corners, at the top and bottom of the spine and a small one at the bottom rear, rubbing on DJ, now appropriately preserved in a mylar cover.
Louis Daniel Armstrong (Aug 4, 1901 – Jul 6, 1971) was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. He was widely recognized by the nicknames Satchmo, Satch, and Pops. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. Near VG / good +. Item #1159
"I felt real proud of my position as bugler. I would stand very erect as I would put the bugle nonchalantly to my lips and blow real mellow tones. Satisfied with my tone Mr. Davis gave me a cornet and taught me how to play Home Sweet Home. Then I was in seventh heaven. Unless I was dreaming, my ambition had been realized." (p 46).