“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
"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.
New York: Random House, 1954.
Signed limited first edition of the first novel to win both Pulitzer and National Book Award winner. Octavo, original cloth. One of a thousand signed numbered copies. Fine in the original glassine wrapper. Slipcase is in fine condition. A superior example, not often seen in this condition.
New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932.
First edition. 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.
FIRST EDITION OF FAULKNERS MASTERPIECE AND ONE OF THE GREATEST NOVELS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY THE SOUND AND THE FURY: IN THE RARE FIRST ISSUE DUST JACKET
New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929.
First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, black and white patterned paper boards. Fine in a near fine entirely unrestored first issue dust jacket with Humanity Uprooted priced at $3.00 on the rear panel with just a touch of fading to the spine panel. Petersen A6.2a. Brucolli & Clark I:121. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A sterling example of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.
“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. 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.
“If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault": First Edition of the author's Hugo Award-Winning Novel The Ender's Game; Signed by Orson Scott Card
New York: Tor Books, 1985.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Orson Scott Card on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket without wear. Housed in a slipcase. An exceptional example.
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference": First Edition of Reinhold Niebur's Discerning the Signs of the Times; Inscribed by Him
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To ____ _______ with gratitude and high respect for a great teacher Reinhold Niebuhr.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and a small closed tear to the front panel. Books signed and inscribed by Niebuhr are rare.
“No one in the world gets what they want and that is beautiful": First Edition of Ready Player One; Signed by Ernest Cline
New York: Crown Publishers, 2011.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Ernest Cline on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEINS "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM
Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition, one of 760 copies signed and dated “Albert Einstein ‘49.” Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt, original slipcase. The book is in fine condition, the slipcase is in very good condition shows some rubbing. Edited by Paul Arthur Schhilpp. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.