Lot 241
  • 241

Faulkner, William

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 USD
Sold
13,750 USD
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Description

  • printed book
Absalom, Absalom!  New York: Random House, 1936

8vo (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 in.; 206 x 133 mm).  Title-page printed in red and black, folding map in red and black.  Publisher's black cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, horizontal lines stamped in red across spine and covers, top edges stained red.  Original pictorial dust jacket; minimal wear at edges.

Literature

Massey 2; Peterson A18.2b

Catalogue Note

A splendid copy of the first edition, trade issue, of the novel considered by many critics and readers to be the best novel ever written about the South.  Absalom, Absalom! was the first book Faulkner published with Random House, who aggressively promoted his work for the rest of his life.
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