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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

click for a larger image of item #34924, Light in August (NY), Smith & Haas, (1932). A Yoknapatawpha County novel that is considered his "most penetrating and dramatic analysis of contemporary Southern society." Fine in a fine dust jacket. A strikingly beautiful copy of one of the high spots of 20th century American literature: probably the brightest, freshest copy we've seen in 40+ years of selling modern first editions; the orange topstain is as bright as the orange of the fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom three-quarter leather clamshell case. [#034924] $15,000
click for a larger image of item #34927, Turn About Ottawa, W.L. Massiah, 1939. One of only four (or five) known copies of the first separate edition of Faulkner's O. Henry Prize-winning story of World War I, first published in 1932 in The Saturday Evening Post. W.L. Massiah, a Canadian businessman, was moved by the turmoil of WWII to publish "the best of the many little tales written about the 1914-1918 war" as a holiday pamphlet. The text was taken from the Post version, and therefore differs from the version in the O. Henry Prize Winning Stories of 1932 by the retention of the phrase "a little dull gold mustache above" in the seventh line of the second paragraph. Purple velour-finish wrappers, wire-stitched. Slight edge fading, and light wear to the spine; near fine, in a custom folding chemise and clamshell case. Serendipity described Carl Petersen's copy and indicated that there were two other copies known in the U.S. at that time (1991). A fourth copy has since turned up; whether this is a fifth copy, or one of the ones cited by Peter Howard in 1991 is not known to us. [#034927] $15,000
click for a larger image of item #34923, Mosquitoes New York, Boni & Liveright, 1927. Faulkner's second novel, which had a first printing of 3047 copies. Bookplate gently tipped to the front pastedown. Slight push to the crown and trace wear to corners, but a very near fine copy with the orange stamping on the front cover and spine still bright and fresh, in a lightly rubbed, near fine example of the first issue "mosquitoes" dust jacket. A very attractive copy of a book seldom found in this condition. [#034923] $8,500
click for a larger image of item #34922, Soldiers' Pay NY, Boni & Liveright, (1926). His second book, first novel. Modest wear to corners and spine gilt. A near fine copy, lacking the rare dust jacket. In custom gilt-stamped, full leather slipcase. [#034922] $2,500
click for a larger image of item #34948, The Sound and the Fury (n.p.), Twentieth Century Fox, 1957. The "Final Script" of the screenplay adaptation of Faulkner's novel. The movie starred Yul Brynner and Joanne Woodward. 150 pages. Wear to the yapped covers, and fragile along the spine. Stamped as copy "32." A very good copy, now protected by a custom clamshell case. [#034948] $2,500
click for a larger image of item #34941, The Mansion NY, Random House, (1959). The limited edition of the third volume in his Snopes trilogy. Copy No. 91 of 500 copies signed by the author. This title was a National Book Award finalist in 1960. A fine copy in a near fine, original acetate dustwrapper with a few tiny chips and tears. A very nice copy. [#034941] $1,500
click for a larger image of item #34930, Mosquitoes [Moustiques] (Paris), Les Editions des Minuit, 1948. The first French edition of his second novel, first published in 1927. Of a total edition of 200 copies, this is Copy No. 27 of 50 copies printed "sur velin superieur." Pages uncut; a fine copy, in a near fine, French-folded glassine dustwrapper. An extremely small limitation for a Faulkner novel; the 1/50 issue is very scarce in the market. [#034930] $750
click for a larger image of item #34928, Intruder in the Dust NY, Random House, (1948). A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, and most likely the trigger for his winning the Nobel Prize the year after it was published. No top stain--a state not noted by Petersen. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a chip at the crown and light edge wear. [#034928] $500
click for a larger image of item #34942, The Mansion NY, Random House, (1959). The first trade edition of the final book in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with light edge wear and fading to the spine lettering. A Burgess 99 title. [#034942] $500
click for a larger image of item #34929, Intruder in the Dust NY, Random House, (1948). By most accounts, this novel--which deals with the legacy of black-white relations in the South--was the book that cinched the Nobel Prize for him, which he won in 1949. Some fading to the top stain, else a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with slight rubbing to the edges and folds. [#034929] $450
click for a larger image of item #34926, Soldiers' Pay Garden City, Sun Dial Press, (1937). First thus: the "Hampton Court Edition," published by the Sun Dial Press. "Hampton Court Editions" were upscale, uniform editions of books by famous authors. Petersen A2.4. This is a fine copy in a good, internally tape-repaired and price-clipped dust jacket with "J&R" stamped on the front flap. Promotional bookmark laid in with a partial list of the other books published by the press. An interesting, short-lived wrinkle in American publishing history: Sun Dial Press existed for many years, reprinting hundreds, if not thousands, of titles, but "Hampton Court Editions" seem to have existed for only a short period of time, and then been rolled back into regular Sun Dial publications. [#034926] $450
click for a larger image of item #34943, The Mansion [Le Domaine] [Paris], Gallimard, (1962). The first French edition, limited issue. Copy No. 49 of 66 numbered copies on pure fil. Sunning to wrappers; near fine. [#034943] $450
click for a larger image of item #34936, Intruder in the Dust [L'Intrus] [Paris], Gallimard, (1952). The first French edition. This is Copy No. 123 of 125 numbered copies on "velin pur fil" (there were also 6 hors commerce copies in this binding). Pages uncut. Slight tanning to the spine; near fine in wrappers and glassine dustwrapper. [#034936] $375
click for a larger image of item #34937, Intruder in the Dust [L'Intrus] [Paris], Gallimard, (1952). The first French edition. This is Copy No. 70 of 131 copies on "velin pur fil." Petersen A26.41. Spine tanned, with mild slant; very good in wrappers and glassine dustwrapper. [#034937] $350
click for a larger image of item #34931, Mosquitoes [Moustiques] (Paris), Les Editions des Minuit, 1948. The first French edition of his second novel, first published in 1927. Of a total edition of 200 copies, this is Copy No. 58 of 150 copies printed "sur alfa-mousse des paperteries." Pages uncut; dampstaining to the upper outer corner of rear pages. Near fine in a very good, French-folded glassine dustwrapper. [#034931] $300
click for a larger image of item #34925, Mosquitoes Garden City, Sun Dial Press, (1937). First thus: the Sun Dial Press edition of his 1927 novel, the third edition of this title. Petersen A4.4. Near fine in a very good, corner-clipped dust jacket with "J&R" rubber-stamped on the front flap. [#034925] $250
click for a larger image of item #34940, Soldiers' Pay [La Paga de los Soldados] Barcelona, Luis de Caralt, (1954). The first Spanish edition of Soldiers' Pay. Peterson A2.30 (incorrectly described as the first Catalan edition). Fine in a near fine, spine-tanned dust jacket. [#034940] $250
click for a larger image of item #34933, Intruder in the Dust [Griff in den Staub] Stuttgart, Scherz & Goverts, (1951). Petersen A26.37. First German edition, published just after he won the Nobel Prize. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. With publisher's pamphlet laid in, announcing 1952 releases, and original wraparound band (torn) laid in. [#034933] $200
click for a larger image of item #34934, Intruder in the Dust [Ongenode Gast] Amsterdam, Wereld, (1951). A Dutch edition. Not in Petersen. Fading to top stain; near fine in a very good, rubbed dust jacket with one corner chip. [#034934] $150
click for a larger image of item #34935, Soldier's' Pay (London), New Phoenix Library, (1951). First thus: the New Phoenix Library edition. Not in the Carl Peterson collection. Near fine in a very good, mildly spine-tanned first issue dust jacket (price of "5s"), with a small bit of dampstaining visible on the verso. [#034935] $150
click for a larger image of item #34944, The Sound and the Fury [title in Arabic] [Beirut], [Dar el-Ilm Lil-Malayeen], [1963]. "Almost certainly the first edition in Arabic," according to Serendipity. Petersen A6.55. Pages uncut. Fingerprints inside both covers; very good in wrappers. [#034944] $150
click for a larger image of item #34939, Soldiers' Pay [La Paga Del Soldato] [Milan], Garzanti, (1953). Petersen A2.28. First Italian edition. Edge-tanned pages, else near fine in a good dust jacket with chipping to the corners, edges, and spine ends. Publisher's bookmark with a list of translated authors laid in. [#034939] $125
click for a larger image of item #34946, Faulkner, Modernism, and Film Jackson, University of Mississippi Press, 1979. A collection of essays presented at the 1978 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, by Malcolm Cowley, Horton Foote, Hugh Kenner, and others. Edited by Harrington and Abadie. Fine in wrappers. [#034946] $25
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