"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
Item Number: 100285
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. With the publisher’s advance review copy slip dated May 1, 1957 laid in and a copy of the jacket photograph of Faulkner by Phyllis Cerf laid in. Jacket design by Push Pin Studios. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with only light rubbing to the crown of the spine.
The Town follows the fictional Snopes family of Mississippi. It is the second of the "Snopes" trilogy, following The Hamlet (1940) and completed by The Mansion (1959).