Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; ,243pp. Spine a bit cocked, jacket extremities rubbed and a bit ragged with several short closed tears and subsequent creasing. Still, Very Good or better in Near Very Good jacket. "A Houghton Mifflin Fellowship Novel" - upper jacket panel. Author's first novel, inspired by the music of jazz musician Leon (Bix) Beiderbecke and adapted into the film of the same title in 1950 starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Doris Day. BAIRD 149; HANNA 179.