TALES BEFORE MIDNIGHT. New York, Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., . 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 fine copy in very good decorated dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corner tips and 17 mm closed tear and faint associated wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel. (#162335).
First printing has "F&R" monogram on copyright page.