REANEY, James. DONNELLY.
Title: St. Nicholas Hotel, Wm. Donnelly, Prop. : The Donnellys, Part II. First Edition, Paperback.
Publisher:  Press Porcepic, Erin, 1976, ISBN:0888780516
Seller ID: 108670
REANEY, James. St. Nicholas Hotel, Wm. Donnelly, Prop. : The Donnellys, Part II. (Erin, Ontario) : Press Porcepic, (1976). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-159,(1). 8vo, printed white cardcovers, black lettering to front cover and spine, in brown and black lettered art-illustrated dustjacket. James Crerar Reaney, OC, FRSC (b. September 1, 1926, Easthope, Ontario – d. June 11, 2008, London, Ontario). "The story of this play concerns a race, a race between the Donnelly boys and their enemies. The road the race takes place on hastollgates with signs on them saying: No Donnallys Are To... run a stange l ine, marry my daughter, &c., &c. 'Helped' by their brothers, William & Michael Donnelly smash most of their tollgates, but their victories only drive their enemies to build stronger & stronger barriers until, at last, Michaelis suddenly & brutally murdered. It is a tale of barrooms, wheels, horses, nuns, tops, convent yards, derailed trains, homeless boys, tavern brawls, refinements, squalors, wedding cakes, drunkards -- and ghosts. In a certainhotel deserted for thirty years there is a stain on the floor no ordinary scrubbing brush can ever wash away." - from the rear cover. Remnants of Canada Council sticker to flyleaf, else very good in dustjacket (with sticker removal abrasion to rear flap). 15.00