A WOMAN OF THE SHEE AND OTHER STORIES. New York, London: The Century Co., . Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] [1-2] 3-317 [318-320: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed, tan endpapers. First U.S. edition. Published earlier the same year in the UK by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. as SARGASSO SEA AND OTHER STORIES. "A Woman of the Shee" is a sentimental story about the folk tradition of the wailing of the banshee. 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 2318. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends, a very good copy. (#162120).
First printing so stated on copyright page.