First Edition of William Faulkner's These Thirteen
These Thirteen (13).
Item Number: 60040
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.
Appearing two years after The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner’s These 13 was issued on September 13, 1931 while he was writing the novel Light in August. These 13 won early praise as a collection of stories that “are, for the most part, Faulkner novels in miniature,” with A Rose For Emily highlighted as “one of the strongest” tales, and That Evening Sun as “perhaps the most perfect story in the collection.” Faulkner is “the latest star in the American literary firmament… This collection of his short stories in unreservedly recommended” (New York Times).
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.
"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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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 adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
London: W. H. Allen, 1971.
First edition of the author’s first book to be translated into English. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by Kadare on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“Art and order, the relatives that refuse to relate”: First Edition of The Piano Teacher; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning author Elfriede Jelinek
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988.
First American edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book to be translated into English. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Jelinek on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.