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1 Daly, T.A. Canzoni
Philadelphia Catholic Standard and Times Pub. Co. 1911 Eighth Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket John Sloan 
Original dark green cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. No writing or damage. A book of poems by a Catholic newspaperman who was heavily influenced by Italian immigrants in his native Philadelphia. Clever, light-hearted poems written in simple dialect. I got a kick out of these closing lines from "Content" : "I wouldn't be a millionaire fur seven hundred dollars!" 172 pp. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Daly, T.A. Canzoni
Philadelphia David McKay, Publisher 1916 Twelfth Edition Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket John Sloan 
Green cloth on boards. Trio of musical instruments in gilt. 85 poems in Italian-American dialect dedicated To My Wife and Children. The author's parents established the first Catholic bookstore in Philadelphia. Two years of college bore little fruit, but after working as a grocery clerk Daly got into newspaper work, which gave him the exposure he needed to succeed. Strained gutter between 64-65 glued. Several small spots on cover. 172 pp. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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