“The cotton was open and spilling into the fields; the very air smelled of it": First Edition of William Faulkner's The Hamlet; Signed by Him, from the library of Shelby Foote
New York: Random House, 1940.
First edition of the first novel in Faulkner’s acclaimed Snopes Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William Faulkner on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with ads for other books on the back panel (Peterson A22). Jacket art by George Salter. From the library of novelist and historian Shelby Foote. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
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