Item #30877 McSORLEY'S WONDERFUL SALOON. Joseph Mitchell.


New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1943). 1st edition. [10], 253, [1 (blank)] pp. Woodcut vignette to t.p. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-5/8". Red cloth binding with black spine lettering. Dust jacket. VG+/VG (bit of chipping to spine ends). Item #30877

"The majority of the twenty stories in this book are about low-life in New York City", hence, we speculate, the title, for McSorely's Old Ale House is the oldest [est. 1854], continuously-operated Irish pub in New York City. As a measure of its 'traditionally minded' owners, the tavern was men-only until 1970, when the National Organization for Women won a legal suit, thereby gaining admission [if not welcome].

Price: $450.00

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