Emmett Lawler

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 1922. First Edition. Tully's autobiographical first novel of orphanhood, hobo life, and the seedier margins of the prize-fighting world. Tully would go on to a long, successful fiction and screen-writing career, throughout which his hobo past would return as a major theme, as in his best-selling memoir Beggars of Life and such novels as Shadows of Men (1930) and Shanty Irish (1928). First Printing. Octavo (19cm); hunter green cloth, with titles stamped in yellow on spine and front cover; [iv],315,[1]pp. Previous owners ink name to front pastedown, neat rubberstamp "Hill Reference Library St. Paul" to copyright page and upper edge of textblock, with a tiny bump to upper front board, and some light wear to extremities; Very Good+.

Price: $50.00

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