SHANTY IRISH. Jim Tully.
SHANTY IRISH

SHANTY IRISH

New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. "Much of Tully's oeuvre is unabashedly autobiographical, but even by his standards Shanty Irish goes deep into the well; told in the first person, it doesn't even bother with the pretense of being a novel. Tully here attempts to portray the entire Irish-American immigrant experience (starting with the potato famine that drove many of his people to emigrate to America in desperation) through the prism of his own colorful family. The book's gallery of vivid, unforgettable characters includes portraits of his grandfather, both his parents, a favorite uncle, and his adored sister Virginia" (Prouty, The Dozen and One: A Field Guide to the Books of Jim Tully). This copy is inscribed by Tully on the title page: To Verne Bailey[,] a lover of books - whose library make me sad - and envious[,] Jim Tully." Octavo. Original green cloth binding with dark green titles. Light staining along the edges. The spine is darkened a bit, with some wear to the corners and tips; else about very good. Very good. Item #69477

Price: $150.00

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