New York: Prentice-Hall, 1954. First Edition. First printing. 12mo; cloth-backed patterned boards (hardcover); dustjacket; red top-stain; 240pp; six inserted leaves of photographic plates (halftones). Faintly musty from storage, but still a Very Good, straight, tight copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, price intact on front flap, with a few nick2s and closed tears to extremities, Very Good. In this cataloguer's estimation, one of the dozen or so absolutely essential jazz autobiographies.