The New Cab Calloway’s Hepsters Dictionary

Cab Calloway


Edition : FIrst Thus / New York / Self Published / 1944 / Hardcover. / VG+
7 x 11cm, 16pp inc covers. Printed wraps. Text in English, and Jive. Shop sticker to cover (a killingswood furniture store).

Very early dictionary of Jive and Jazz talk by a man who knew. An important part of the underground, and what has subsequently been called “the first dictionary published by a black person”, thats maybe not entirely the case, but it is important, and fun too.