Faulkner, These 13, 1931, signed
700 - 1,000 GBP
From the Library of Christian Heuer
These 13. Stories... New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931
8vo, FIRST EDITION, SPECIAL EDITION, NO.15 OF 299 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, original reddish-brown and silver-beige cloth, spine silver-lettered, top edge silver, preserved in folding box, slight marginal spotting to text and cloth, minor staining to cloth
THE SPECIAL EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES, some of which had been published in magazines previously. Petersen notes that it is "likely" that the present, limited edition precedes the trade edition, on the basis of the typography; it should also be noted that the printing of the limited edition is dated 'August, 1931' on the limitation leaf, whilst the printing date of the trade edition is given by Petersen as 21 September 1931.
Massey 506; Petersen A9d.
Christie's, 27 February 2005, lot 175
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