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For Sale: 1973 "Book of Django"

I have for sale, what I expect to be somewhat rare, a 1973 "Book of Django" , compiled by Max Abrams in Los Angeles, CA.

188 pages, paperback-photocopied plastic-spiral-bound

It contains lists of Djangos record album releases and dates, with detailed descriptions, probably all know to exist at the time.

I believe it is an original from Max Abrams himself, and not a copy, nor will I make a copy.

I think I want $___ for it. I'll add pictures later if it doesn't sell within the month.



  • billyshakesbillyshakes NoVA✭✭✭ Park Avance - Altamira M10
    Posts: 641


    I have seen these for sale several times over the years (including on this board). Some are spiral bound, some have a normal binding. Not sure if you will get that price, though, as there are several copies available from booksellers at far less. I think a price closer to $60-75 including shipping might find you a home but good luck with the sale. It is a neat artifact.

  • crookedpinkycrookedpinky Glasgow✭✭✭✭ Alex Bishop D Hole, Altamira M,
    Posts: 822

    I bought one, in a pretty worn state, for $15 dollars from Ebay. It's not bound, it's all paper which hasn't aged well. I agree that $150 is pretty optimistic but who knows.

    always learning
  • spatzospatzo Virtuoso
    Posts: 747


    Interesting ... maybe a couple of sample pages just to understand the exact nature of the wonder?

  • crookedpinkycrookedpinky Glasgow✭✭✭✭ Alex Bishop D Hole, Altamira M,
    Posts: 822

    I bought it expecting lots of info and reviews of gigs but it's mainly details of recordings. To be honest I haven't looked at much since I got in December 2019. I'll post some pics of pages later.

    always learning
  • spatzospatzo Virtuoso
    Posts: 747

    Quite lazy isn’t it?

  • KittyKateKittyKate New
    Posts: 1

    I don't think you will be able to find a customer for such a high price. I found that book on Amazon for 30$ last year. I ordered it because it was a kind of a coursework help when I was writing an essay about jamming. It looked almost like a new one with the great quality of papers. But I wish you luck in finding a customer

  • Sorry, my notifications are turned off. Yes, I have "been lazy" not responding to this thread.

    Yes, I see the $65 listing on Amazon but that one appears to be in worse condition.

    Here is the description on that Amazon listing:

    A great book on the listings of Django Reinhardt of all types of vinyl recordings and background descriptions. I bought it back in the early 1970s through Guitar Player Magazine ad ($7.00 + shipping) from Max Abrams himself, I believe, with a recommended album by Django of unreleased recordings which I still have (book/album) that recordings correlates with the book.

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