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Prize Stories of 1949: The O. Henry Awards

First Edition | First Printing



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First edition of Prize Stories of 1949: The O. Henry Awards, featuring the first book appearances of “Just before the War with the Eskimos” by J.D. Salinger and “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.

Octavo, xxiv, 323pp. Black cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light wear to spine, dust remnant along top edge of text block, solid binding. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $3.50 retail price on front flap, light toning to covers. Scarce in the dust jacket.

This copy of the 1949 O. Henry Award Stories marks J.D. Salinger’s first book appearance of “Just before the War with the Eskimos.” It is also the first book appearance of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” one of the most famous short stories in the history of American literature.

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Location Published

New York


Doubleday & Company, Inc.


First Edition, First Printing

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Very Good

Jacket Condition

Very Good


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