EIGHT SHORT STORIES. Dublin: The Talbot Press Ltd. London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-114 [115-116: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original blue boards, printed paper labels affixed to front and spine panels, all edges untrimmed. First edition. The Irish dramatist's first major collection of short fiction (DARK DAYS, a 33-page paperbound chapbook with four very short stories was published by The Talbot Press in 1918). Eight short stories, somber and carefully crafted. "A Pair of Muddy Shoes" concerns a premonitory dream. NCBEL III 1943. Early owner's signature dated March 1920 on front free endpaper. 10 mm chip from each spine end, corner tips lightly worn, free endpapers tanned, a bit of patchy darkening to boards, still a very good copy. (#115617).
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