New York: Greenberg: Publisher, 1936. First Edition. "Tully had been boxing professionally for several years, on and off, in his twenties (the jacket blurb credits him with 43 bouts), and had long been urged by Mencken and others to use this experience as fodder for a novel. He finally gave in, influenced in no small part by his disdain for previous boxing fiction by such non-pugilists as Ernest Hemingway and George Bernard Shaw" (PROUTY 11). HANNA 3566. Octavo (19.5cm); tan cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; blue topstain; dustjacket; , 248pp. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To Marie Nelson Lee / with appreciation for friendship and understanding when both were rare - Jim Tully." Topstain slightly faded, mild softening to spine ends, with some offsetting to pastedowns from binders glue; Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with small chips to crown and corners (not affecting titles) and a few small tears: Very Good or better. (Inventory #: 29505)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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