“I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth": First Edition, First Issue of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying.
Item Number: 6106
New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1939.
First edition, first issue with dropped “I” on p. 11. and in the first state binding with lettering unbroken. One of 750 copies. Octavo, original cloth. Some rubbing to the front free endpaper, very good in the original dust jacket with some wear and light rubbing to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Faulkner had stated to have written As I Lay Dying in six weeks with no revisions, and its stream-of-consciousness style suggests such an immersive spontaneity. “I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall” (William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying). “No man ever put more of his heart and soul into the written word than did William Faulkner. If you want to know all you can about that heart and soul, the fiction where he put it is still right there" (Eudora Welty).
Other Books by this Author
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. Light offsetting to the endpapers, otherwise a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the crown of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very bright example.
“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. Bookplate, fine in fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Riki Levinson. A superior example.
"Poets are almost always wrong about facts. That's because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth": First Edition of William Faulkner's The Town
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first state copy with the 5/57 at the bottom of the front flap of the dust jacket, and the repetition of line 8 on line 10 on page 327. Octavo, original cloth. An excellent near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a closed tear to the and a few chips to the spine crown.
"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.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926.
First edition of Faulkner’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William Faulkner on the half-title page. In near fine condition. Trade editions signed by Faulkner are rare.
“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
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). Dust jacket art by George Salter. From the library of novelist and historian Shelby Foote. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed.
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. A very sharp example.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1949.
First edition. Octavo, finely bound in full black morocco. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel. In fine condition.
New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1988.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Ye Ha, with my great good wishes Raymond Carver May 1988.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor": First Editions of Each Work in the Hunger Games Trilogy; Each Signed by Suzanne Collins
New York: Scholastic, 2008-2010.
First edition, first printings of each book in the author’s acclaimed Hunger Games Trilogy. Octavo, original half cloth Each book is hand signed by Suzanne Collins on the half title pages. Each book is fine in fine dust jacket.
“It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws": Rare First Edition of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage
New York : D. Appleton and Company, 1895.
First edition, first printing with page  advertising the three works of Gilbert Parker’s Best Books, and the last page of advertisements (page 238) ending with The Land of the Sun, by Christian Reid; last gathering, including ads on laid paper. Octavo, original publisher’s tan cloth. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. From the library of noted collector Donald G. Drapkin, with his bookplate, contemporary name on the endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.