London, New York, & Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1938.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8 x 10.5 inches; 252 pp + illustrations. Original red and yellow cloth binding; no dust jacket. Cloth starting to split at upper front joint and frayed a bit at both spine ends; lower corners lightly bumped; small dent to top edge of rear board. Bookplate of long-time Los Angeles Times art critic Arthur Millier -- a close friend of Armitage -- on verso of front free endpaper. Hinges slightly wobbly, but binding still sound, text clean. A collection of short essays by friends and associates of George Gershwin, including Oscar Hammerstein II, Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Louis Danz, Arnold Schoenberg, Jerome Kern, Gilbert Seldes, Eva Gauthier, and many others. There are also two contributions by Gershwin himself.