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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., . First Edition Early but not first printing of this autobiography of perhaps the most influential jazz singer of all time, illustrated with photographic endpapers and containing a chronological discography at the end. Co-authored by William Duffy, this book was made into a film starring Diana Ross as Holiday. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author/singer vertically on the front blank filling the page: "For Pearl/Stay Happy always/Billie Holiday." A very scarce signature, especially in a book. Slight wear at spine tips. Near Fine in a Very Good, price-clipped dustwrapper with some rubbing and edgewear (Item ID: 017844)


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