New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., 1946. First Edition. Cloth. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, 8vo, tan cloth with brown lettering on spine & "JF" on cover, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with title in black against a yellow page, [vi] + 313 pages. Near Fine / Very Good +. Item #1842
PRESENTATION COPY by Author of an UNCOMMON early edition of Farrell's stories set in Chicago, New York, Dublin, and Paris; a three-act play written in collaboration with his wife, Hortense.
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. SCARCE INSCRIBED & in such a VG+ dj. Slight rubbing to dj (a small spot rubbed so a bit of text has been lost near the center of the rear panel).