Short Turns

Benefield, Barry

Published by The Century Co., 1926
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New York: Century Co. 1926. First edition. Illustrated black cloth with titles in gilt. Two names on front endpaper. Short stories by the noted Texas writer. Text clean, binding tight. Some fading to cover. Overall near very good. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Short Turns
Publisher: The Century Co.
Publication Date: 1926
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

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Benefield, Barry
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Book Description Century, 1926. 12mo black cloth, 1st ed., author's first collection of short stories, tips bumped, 2 dings on spine back, G/-. Benefield was compared to Sherwood Andersen and Ernest Hemingway by critic Edward J. O'brien. Bookseller Inventory # 36309

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Benefield, Barry
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Book Description The Century Co., New York, 1926. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Cloth, no dj, sunning to spine, light rubbing wear to extremities of spine and corners, owner's name. B0006AJT7O. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 74562a

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Book Description The Century Co. [1926]., New York & London, 1926. Octavo, original pictorial black cloth, stamped in red and gold. First edition. The author's first collection of short fiction. Fourteen stories, several set in northern Louisiana. Benefield, born in eastern Texas in 1877, emigrated to New York City and worked in the publishing business. His novel, THE CHICKEN WAGON FAMILY (1925), was well-received. One of the stories here, "That Cesar Honfleur," received three stars (the highest rating) in O'Brien's Yearbook of the American Short Story for 1926. "Queen of the Graveyard Ghouls" is an amusing and affectionate reference to the dime novel. Cloth rubbed and scuffed, jacket flap copy affixed to front paste-down, free endpapers tanned, store stamp at top edge of front free endpaper, small stains to lower margins of pages 15-40, a sound, good copy. (#116347). Bookseller Inventory # 116347

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Book Description 1926. Book Condition: Fair. New York 1926 first edition. Century. Hardcover octavo. Black cloth with gilt lettering and illustrations of two red hands juggling red balls. 328p. Short stories. **Intriguing inscription ("You'll hate me for some of these. But aren't we all full of sin? ) in presentation to Willard Huntington Wright signed by Benefield. Front inner hinge repaired; spine ends frayed, cover tips and edges worn. Text clean although lightly toned; binding secure. no dj. Fairly Good. Bookseller Inventory # a94195

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BENEFIELD, Barry
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Book Description The Century Co. New York (1926), 1926. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First Edition. Collection of short stories, including the story, Carrie Snyder, which served as the Basis for 1936 film Valiant is the Word for Carrie starring Harry Carey, Gabby Hayes and Gladys George, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. Author is considered to be one of the four finest short story writers of the 1920's listed with Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson. This is the Author's first book of short stories. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket with shallow chipping to spine ends and tiny chip to rear bottom edge. A very attractive copy of this scarce title. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 14108

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BENEFIELD, Barry
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Book Description Century Co, New York, 1926. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition. Spine lettering a bit worn, a faint dampstain on the foredge, a very good plus copy in a very good example of the scarce dustwrapper with some shallow chipping at the spinal extremities, not affecting any lettering. Gloria Swanson's copy, with her ownership Signature and stamp. Anecdotally, this copy was given by Swanson to Van Heflin, who later gave it to a friend. Author's second book, and first book of short stories. Although little known today, Benefield was cited by Edward J. O'Brien, the short story anthologist, along with Ernest Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson, and Manuel Komroff, as one of the four finest short story writers of the 1920s. The first story in this collection, "Carrie Snyder," was the basis for the 1936 film Valiant is the Word for Carrie with Harry Carey, Gabby Hayes, and Gladys George, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. A scarce title in jacket, with a nice association. Bookseller Inventory # 37355

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