"If there be grief, then let it be by rain, and this but silver grief for grieving's sake": First edition of This Earth: A Poem by William Faulkner
New York: Equinox, 1932.
First edition of this short poem by William Faulkner. Octavo, original paper wrappers. Illustrated with drawings by Albert Heckman. In fine condition. An exceptional example.
New York: Random House, 1951.
First edition of the famed novelist’s Nobel Lecture. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. One of two thousand five hundred copies printed for the friends of Random House. With the original publisher’s review slip laid in. In near fine condition.
“War is an episode, a crisis, a fever the purpose of which is to rid the body of fever. So the purpose of a war is to end the war": William Faulkner's A Fable; Signed by Him
New York: Random House, 1954.
Third printing of the first novel to win both Pulitzer and National Book Award. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “William Faulkner New York 3 Dec 1954.” Near fine in fine dust jacket. From the library of fellow writer Budd Schulberg. American screenwriter, novelist and sportswriter Schulberg is best known for his 1954 Academy Award-winning screenplay for On the Waterfront as well as his 1941 novel What Makes Sammy Run? inspired by the life of his father, early Hollywood mogul B. P. Schulberg. Jacket design by Riki Levinson.
New York: Random House, 1957.
Signed limited first edition, number 153 of 450 copies. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William Faulkner. Fine in the original acetate. Housed in a custom slipcase.
“No man is ever free and probably could not bear it if he were": First Edition of William Faulkner's Go Down, Moses in the scarce original dust jacket
New York: Random House, 1942.
First trade edition, first issue, of Faulkner’s masterpiece of interrelated short stories, with the first book appearance of “The Bear.” Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932.
First edition, first issue, with first printing statement on copyright page, and “Jefferson” for “Mottstown” on page 340, line 1; first-issue binding, lettered in blue and orange. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in an excellent dust jacket with some light rubbing and wear. Petersen A13a; Howard A13.1a; Massey 103. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929.
First edition of Faulkner’s works set in Yoknapatawpha County, and introduces many of the characters that appear in his later fiction. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine. A very nice example.
New York: Random House, 1955.
First edition advance review copy of Faulkner’s collection of hunting tales. Octavo, original cloth, decorations by Edward Shenton. With the original Random House review slip and a photograph of Faulkner by Phyllis Cerf laid in. Jacket design by Miriam Woods. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the front panel.
New York: The Modern Library, 1951.
First Modern Library edition of “the greatest American novel since the turn of the century.” Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Introduction by Harvey Breit.