New York: Random House, 1958.
1st Edition. Hardcover. The Author's Copy of his second book with his ink notation: "please return to" written above his personal printed address label pasted to the front free endpaper. First edition. 8vo., 244pp. A very good copy in dustwrapper showing modest use. Holmes' first book "GO" considered a High Spot of Beat Lit. was the first book written about Jack Kerouac & his circle. "THE HORN" is considered amongst the most important Jazz novels. Archie Shepp, in his forward to a later edition remarked that: ".he has created convincing, moving episodes about people who happen in the main to be of color, and he seems to know them all intrinsically.Holmes has done a great service to the music, by lifting it from the ranks of stereotyped literary criticism to a subject of truly heroic proportions". A terrific copy of this Classic. Blow your horn.
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