London: Constable and Company, Ltd., 1937. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (21.5cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in navy blue on spine and front cover; dustjacket; x,439,pp. Inscribed by the author to his American publisher, Evelyn Shrifte, on the front endpaper: "To Evelyn / With love / Jim." Upper and lower rear boar corners gently tapped (though still sharp), touch of dustiness to text edges, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 8/6 net), showing light wear to extremities, corresponding bumps to rear corners, and some mild rubbing to spine and rear panel; still a bright, Very Good+ to Near Fine example.
Substantial volume collecting Farrell's short fiction, nearly all of which first appeared in the U.S., published in Calico Shoes (1934), Guillotine Party (1935), and Can All This Grandeur Perish? (1937). For Fellow Countryman, Farrell revised nearly all of his stories, adding three stories which had never before been published in book form. A distinguished copy, inscribed to long-time Vanguard Press president Evelyn Shrifte (1901-1999), who published Farrell's Stud's Lonigan trilogy and many of his other works during her 36 year tenure.