Louis Bromfield. The Scarlet Woman. [New York]: McClure's, [circa late 1927]. First (and only?) separate edition. Sixteenmo (6 x 4.25 inches; 151 x 108 mm.). [1-2, blank], [3, title-page], 4-5 (introduction), 6-29, [1, blank], [1, publisher's offices], [1. blank] pages. Full-page and in-text illustrations by Robert Beebe. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding, in the original, slightly oversized french-folded wrappers, specked on one side with a golden paper label printed in black on the front wrapper. Wrapper edges lightly worn, short (less than one-half of one inch) split at the base of the spine and minor tears at the bottom corner of the rear wrapper; paper label edges with a small chip at the bottom-right, other negligible wear. Near fine. Originally published in McClure's Magazine in January of 1927, also appears in O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1927, edited by Blanche Colton Williams (Doubleday, 1928). "Awarded one of the three prizes for the best stories published from October 1926 to September 1927 by the O. Henry Memorial Prize Committee" (B. Frank Davis in the Introduction (p. 4)). Uncommon, with just four records listed in WorldCat (HRC, Beineke, Lilly and Marriott). (#10039).