10 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 625
GBP 600 - GBP 800
A rare limited edition book WATTS, Charlie Ode To A High Flying Bird, London: Beat Publications, 1964, first edition, illustrations, original boards
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This book is Charlie Watts' tribute to his hero, the legendary jazz saxophonist, Charlie "Yardbird" "Bird" Parker. The book reproduces Watts' story written and illustrated in his own hand.
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