New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. First edition. The final novel from the Irish-American raconteur, INSCRIBED on front endpaper, "To Comet Brooks/ a lover of Books/ and my friend/ Jim Tully." A look back at his own childhood and his life on the road. Brook's attractive silver bookplate with long quote from Thomas Wolfe's OF TIME AND THE RIVER on front pastedown. Pastedowns a bit darkened (offset from binding) otherwise bright and near fine in very good dust jacket tanned on spine and rear panel edges but with only one small chip and touch of light wear. From the collection of sports writer Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman with his penciled notations about the text on rear endpaper and corresponding passages marked in pencil in margins.