Biddy Brogan's Boy [Inscribed in the Year of Publication]
by TULLY, Jim
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. First Edition. Tully's final novel, a nostalgic look at his family, upbringing, and Ohio roots, as well as a young boy's life on the road. "Biddy Brogan, the son of Irish immigrant parents, grows up the hard way. From an Ohio orphanage where he receives what formal education he is to acquire, he goes at age twelve to live in Chicago with an older sister, Virginia. Unable to come to terms with life in Chicago, Biddy takes to the road, doing migrant farm work in Wyoming; prize fighting in Arizona, Mexico, and California; and writing for a newspaper in Ohio. After each stint, he returns to his sister's comfortable world, until he finally settles down to a life of writing" (from "Illinois! Illinois! An Annotated Bibliography of Fiction"). An attractive copy. HANNA 3565; PROUTY 12. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 300pp. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To Doug Rigg - with the friendship of Jim Tully / Canoga Park, Cal / Oct 1942." Owner's bookplate to front pastedown, with mild wear to spine ends and a hint of sunning to spine; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), gently spine-sunned, with mild wear to extremities and some toning to rear panel and flap edges; Very Good+.
(Inventory #: 29503)
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