SHADOWS OF MEN. Jim Tully.
SHADOWS OF MEN

SHADOWS OF MEN

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. "Tully's empathy for the 'bottom dogs' of society was rarely as well displayed as in this episodic work, a 'Decameron of the underworld,' in which he offered stark portraits of the (largely criminal) underclass with which he was so familiar: hoboes, jailbirds, hustlers, yeggs, thieves and dope fiends [...] The final piece in the book is 'A California Holiday,' a 1928 account of an execution by hanging at San Quentin that remains one of Tully's most famous and often-reprinted articles" (Prouty, The Dozen and One: A Field Guide to the Books of Jim Tully). This copy is inscribed by Tully to San Francisco bookseller Paul Elder on a prefatory blank leaf: "To Paul Elder for pleasant browses in S.F. Jim Tully." Octavo. Original brown cloth binding, with yellow stamping. Light spotting to the top edge, with some very mild sun fading along the spine; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #69476

Price: $150.00

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