New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1943). 1st edition. , 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].