THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, . Octavo, pp. [1-2: blank] [3-12] 13-61 [62-66: blank], illustrations by Harold Denison, publisher's light gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First trade edition. Inscribed by one Pulitzer Prize winner to another. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Benet to American literary critic and historian Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963) on the front free endpaper: "For Van Wyck Brooks / in acknowledgment of one / Daniel Webster, in good (grand?) condition, / Stephen Vincent Benet." A classic American short story, first published in THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, 24 October 1936, winner of the 1937 O. Henry Award for best short story published in an American or Canadian periodical. It was dramatized in 1939, was adapted as opera by Benet in the same year, and was filmed in 1941 as "All that Money Can Buy." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 125. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Gutter margins darkened from binder's glue, a very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (priced $1.00) with light wear at edges and some general tanning. (#171778).
First printing has F&R monogram on copyright page.