STORIES WITHOUT WOMEN (AND A FEW WITH WOMEN). Brian Oswald, rne.

STORIES WITHOUT WOMEN (AND A FEW WITH WOMEN). New York: Hearst's International Library Co., 1915. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-330 [331-336: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece with illustration by T. D. Skidmore, original red cloth, front panel stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in white. First edition. The author's first book. Collects thirteen stories of action, suspense and adventure. The author was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Ireland, then moved back to New York to pursue a literary career, hitting the big time in 1920 with MESSER MARCO POLO. He lived beyond his means and made enemies easily, deriding America on the one hand, but being derided in turn by others as a "professional" Irishman. He died before he was 40. (See Kunitz and Haycraft, Twentieth Century Authors, p. 232-233.). BAL 2286. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down; owner's signature at top edge of front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed at edges, small stain and faint ghost from a once-laid-in bit of paper, a sound, good copy. (#119403).

Price: $25.00

See more items by ,
Printing identification statement for this book:
No statement of printing.