"SHORT SIXES" STORIES TO BE READ WHILE THE CANDLE BURNS. New York: Puck / Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1891. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [i-iii] iv [v-vi]  2-232 [233-242] [note: last five leaves are blanks; first and last leaves used as front and rear paste-downs], illustrations by C. Jay Taylor, F. Opper and S. B. Griffin, original pictorial light gray green boards printed in olive green with gray green cloth shelf back stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition, first printing, first state. Contains "Zenobia's Infidelity," made into a feature film called "Zenobia," starring Harry Langdon and Oliver Hardy, by the Hal Roach Studio in 1939. "... Bunner's best work was done in the short story ... SHORT SIXES (1891), ZADOC PINE (1891), and MORE SHORT SIXES (1894) contain his most significant stories ..." - Quinn, American Fiction, p. 411-13. BAL 1913. Wright (III) 783. Corner tips lightly worn, boards just a bit dusty, a very good copy with bright gold stamping. (#110180).
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