TALES BEFORE MIDNIGHT. Stephen Vincent Benet.

TALES BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

New York, Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. [1939]. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-274 [275-278: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], original navy blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver, top edge stained light blue, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed. First edition. First printing with "F&R" monogram on copyright page. Collects twelve stories including "Johnny Pye and the Fool-Killer," a moral fantasy about personified death, "O'Halloran's Luck," a leprechaun story, and "Doc Mellhorn and the Pearly Gates," an ironic posthumous fantasy. "Good stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 128. Companion volume to Benet's earlier collection, THIRTEEN O'CLOCK: STORIES OF SEVERAL WORLDS (1937). Barron, Fantasy Literature 3-25. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01093. A very good or better copy lacking the dust jacket. (20115). Item #20115

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