STORIES WITHOUT WOMEN (AND A FEW WITH WOMEN). New York, London: The Century Co., . Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix [x] [1-2] 3-309 [310: blank], original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, tan endpapers. Second edition. A posthumously published reissue of 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.). A fine copy in good decorated dust jacket with wear at edges, some internal mends with brown paper tape, faded spine panel, and clipped price. (#162117).
First printing so stated on copyright page.