First Edition of William Faukner's Soldiers' Pay; In the Original Dust jacket

  • Soldiers’ Pay.
  • Soldiers' Pay.
  • Soldiers' Pay.
  • Soldiers' Pay.

Soldiers’ Pay.


Item Number: 89328

New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926.

First edition of Faulkner’s first book in the rare first state dust jacket with An American Tragedy as the first of five titles listed on the rear jacket panel. Octavo, original cloth. Bookplate, near fine in an exceptional dust jacket with light toning and wear. From the library of Virginia bibliophile and historian Christopher Clark Geest with his bookplate. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Scarce in this condition.

Faulkner’s first novel, Soldiers’ Pay (1926), is among the most memorable works to emerge from the First World War. Through the story of a wounded veteran’s homecoming, it examines the impact of soldiers’ return from war on the people―particularly the women―who were left behind

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