Best American Stories 1919-1924 - Blanche Colton Williams (editor) 1926 - Doubleday, Garden City - First Editions ‘Most of the famous author’s of our times have contributed their best to these volumes, and every reader will find here not only a cross-section of American literature and life but also a thousand and one nights of entertainment...”

A wonderful two volume collection of ninety-five tales from some of the greatest and most influential short story writers of the 20th century, Including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edna Ferber, James Branch Cabell, Fannie Hurst, Melville Davisson Post, Thomas Beer, Ben Ames Williams, Irvin S. Cobb, Steven Vincent Benet, Booth Tarkington, Albert Payson Terhune, and more...

In the rare original dust jackets, and housed in the original cream slipcase. The stories were selected by the
Society of Arts and Sciences, and Blanche Colton Williams, founders of the O’Henry Award for short stories, which was first presented in 1918, and is still considered one of the most prestigious literary awards in North America.
  Two octavo volumes (19.5 x 13.5 cm). pp. ix [1] 312 [2]; vii [3] 256 [2]. In publisher’s dark blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edges of text blocks yellow. Dust jackets priced $5.00 to upper corner of front flap, small bookseller’s stamp to rear pastedowns. Housed in publisher’s cream slipcase, with paper title label to front board lettered and lined in blue.   Condition: Fine (with the exception of wrinkling to page 31 of volume II), in near fine dust jackets, minor wear to spine ends. Slipcase with light soiling and split along upper edge, some wear to edges.   Ref: 108685   Price: HK$ 6,000