STORIES WITHOUT WOMEN (AND A FEW WITH WOMEN). London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-282, original black cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First British edition. In 1931 The Century Co. published a posthumous reissue of the author's first book. This British edition is the first edition of this collection to be published there. 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.). See BAL 2286. A bright, nearly fine copy. (#162118).
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