"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.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 90422
"To My Daughter Love Pappy": Collection of Faulkner's Works; Inscribed to his Only Daughter Jill Faulkner
William Faulkner Collection [25 Uniformly Bound Volumes Signed to His Only Daughter, Jill: Including Soldiers’ Pay; Mosquitos; Sartoris; The Sound and the Fury; Sanctuary; Light In August; A Green Bough; Absalom, Absalom!; Pylon; The Unvanquished; The Wild Palms; The Hamlet; Go Down, Moses; As I Lay Dying; Intruder in the Dust; Knight’s Gambit; Light In August; A Fable; The Faulkner Reader; Big Woods; The Town; Sanctuary; The Mansion; Selected Short Stories; The Reivers].
New York and London: Various Publishers 1926–1962.
Here we present a collection of Faulkner books that were specially bound at his direction for his only child, Jill Faulkner as a gift. Octavo, 25 volumes. Uniformly bound in full morocco by Maupin, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt supralibros of Jill Faulkner in the lower right corner of the front cover of each volume, marbled endpapers. The first eighteen volumes are all inscribed on the front free endpaper, “To my dear daughter. Pappy. Xmas 1953” and signed “William Faulkner” on the title page. The remaining volumes of the set were added as they were published. His last book, The Reivers, was inscribed and signed less than one month before Faulkner’s death on July 6, 1962. Random House undertook finding a binder and having the books bound to the author’s specifications and returning them to him for inscribing. The set consists of first editions, first British editions, Modern Library editions and early printings. Mosquitoes may have been Faulkner’s own copy, as it bears his signature and the date “9 May 1927” on the half-title page, the novel had been published nine days earlier. The following is a complete list of the included books in this collection. Additional inscriptions and signatures are noted. Soldiers’ Pay (1926 first edition, also signed on the half-title page); Mosquitoes (1927 first edition and also signed and dated on the half-title page, “William Faulkner. 9 May 1927”); Sanctuary (1932 Modern Library edition); A Green Bough (1933 first edition); Pylon (1935 first British edition); The Unvanquished (1938 First British edition); The Wild Palms (1935 early printing); The Hamlet (1940 first edition); Go Down, Moses (1942 early printing); The Sound and the Fury & As I Lay Dying (1946 Modern Library edition); Intruder in the Dust (1948 first edition, also signed on the front flyleaf following the flyleaf with the Christmas inscription); Knight’s Gambit (1949 first edition); Light in August (1950 Modern Library edition); Collected Stories (1950 first edition with the title signed “William Faulkner. Oxford Miss.”); Absalom, Absalom! (1951 Modern Library edition); Requiem for a Nun (1951 first edition); Sartoris (1951 early printing); A Fable (1954 first edition, the Dedicatee’s copy); The Faulkner Reader (1954 first edition); Big Woods (1955 first edition); The Town (1957 first edition); Sanctuary (1958 early printing); The Mansion (1959 first edition); Selected Short Stories (1961 first edition); The Reivers (1962 first edition with the front flyleaf inscribed, “To my dearest daughter. Pappy” and title-page signed and dated “William Faulkner. Oxford Miss. 12 June 1962). Easily the nicest collection of Faukner titles ever assembled by the author who inspired such authors as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Borges, and even Cormac McCarthy.
Price: $250,000.00 Item Number: 111565
"The principles of victory and of defeat inhabit the same body and the necessary opponent, enemy, is merely the bed they self-exhaust each other on": Signed Limited First Edition of A Fable; Signed by William Faulkner
New York: Random House 1954.
Signed limited first edition of the first novel to win both Pulitzer and National Book Award. Octavo, original cloth. One of a thousand signed numbered copies. Fine in the original glassine wrapper. The slipcase is in fine condition. A superior example, not often seen in this condition.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 27009
New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith 1931.
First edition of Faulkner’s first collection of stories. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, blue topstain. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Arthur Hawkins. A very sharp example.
Price: $1,450.00 Item Number: 60040
“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": First Edition of William Faulkner's A Fable
New York: Random House 1954.
First edition of the first novel to win both Pulitzer and National Book Award. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Riki Levinson.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 70016
“Some things you must always be unable to bear. Some things you must never stop refusing to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame": William Faulkner's Intruder In The Dust
New York: Random House 1948.
First edition of this classic Faulkner novel, which explores the lives of a family of characters in the South. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 83570
“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 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. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Riki Levinson.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 89763
"She gazed downward upon the dark, ceaseless water. It was never still, never the same, and on it moonlight was broken into little fleeting silver wings": First edition of William Faulkner's Mosquitoes
New York: Boni & Liveright, Inc 1927.
First edition of Faulkner’s second novel. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small chip to the front flap. From the library of Virginia bibliophile and historian Christopher Clark Geest with his bookplate to the pastedown. A very nice example of this early Faulkner work.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 91795
New York: Johnathan Cape & Harrison Smith 1931.
First edition of the novel that established Faulkner’s literary reputation. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. From the library of Virginia bibliophile and historian Christopher Clark Geest with his bookplate. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A very sharp example.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 91796
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. A nice example.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 92744