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. Donn Byrne 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. BAL 2286. Early private owner's name rubber-stamped on the front free endpaper. Partial rust marks from a paper clip on the top edges of pages 200-207, mild shelf slant and spine fade, an attractive, very good or better copy. (#133058).
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