THE HOUND OF IRELAND AND OTHER STORIES. Brian Oswald, rne.

THE HOUND OF IRELAND AND OTHER STORIES. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated, 1935. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-250, original terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge untrimmed. First U.S. edition. Printed in Great Britain from the Sampson Low, Marston plates. Collects eight stories. 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 2327. Early owner's name and date on front free endpaper. faint tape ghost on each free endpaper, else a fine copy in very good decorated dust jacket with faded spine panel, wear at spine ends and corner tips, internal tape mend at upper spine end, and clipped price. (#161387).

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