New York: The Vanguard Press, 1937. First Edition. Cloth. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY by the Author, 8vo, gray cloth cloth with scarlet chevrons surrounding title on spine with "JF" initial in double-rule scarlet on front cover, Preface by the author, Introduction by Robert Morss Lovett, Mylar-sleeve added, top-edges stained red for dust protection by publisher, xxxvi + 534 pages. Very Good / None. Item #1838
PRESENTATION COPY by Author of a SCARCE early collection of Farrell's short stories. The SECOND collection of Farrell's short stories set in Chicago.
James T. Farrell (1904-1979) was a prolific American novelist, short story writer, and poet best known for his blue-collar, Irish-Catholic Depression-era stories set in Chicago. Farrell's best known works are a trilogy about the tough, gritty, initially promising though progressively tragic life (often autobiographical) of impoverished young, Irish-Catholic Studs Lonigan: Young Lonigan (1931), The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan (1934), and Judgment Day (1935). The series was made into a film in 1960 and tv series in 1979.
Internally clean and tight. A few page ends are slightly rough. Cover has slight soil.