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    Lot of Five Books by Stephen Vincent Benét, Including One Signed and One Inscribed Volume. Titles in this lot include: Jean Huguenot. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1923. First edition, first printing. Spine sunned. Heavy offsetting created by a newspaper article laid in in the middle of the book. Overall, very good condition. [and:] John Brown's Body. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1928. First edition. Very good in smudged dust jacket. [and:] The Devil and Daniel Webster. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937. First edition. Illustrations by Harold Denison. Inscribed by Benét to literary critic Van Wyck Brooks. Heavy offsetting to endpapers; else, very good in dust jacket. [and:] Johnny Pye & The Fool-Killer. Weston, Vermont: The Countryman Press, 1938. A limited edition of 750 copies, of which this is number 723, signed by Benét and illustrator Charles Child. Printed paper wraparound with blurb. Spine and strip along top edge sunned. In torn plastic slipcase. Overall, very good condition. [and:] Nightmare at Noon. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1940. First edition. Slim volume (eight pages) in paper boards. Very good.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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