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FAULKNER, William.

New Orleans Sketches.

Edited with Notes by Ichiro Nishizaki.

Published: [Tokyo:] Hokuseido, [1955]

Stock code: 83742

Price: £2,250

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First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the editor Ichiro Nishizaki on the front free endpaper, “For Dr. Garland Taylor, with remembrances and gratitude from the editor, Ichiro Nishizaki. Tokyo, Japan”, and with a typescript of the English translation of his introduction tipped-in following the Japanese language version. Nishizaki was studying the author Lafcadio Hearn when he came across this series of vignettes published in the Times-Picayune in 1925, preceding Faulkner’s work as a novelist. Nishizaki took took it upon himself to collect and edit them for this volume, writing in the introduction that, “those ten or more writings of his, printed in the Times-Picayune have not been collected yet, so that I tried to edit those early works of Faulkner in his days of apprenticeship in literature, if we may so call it, picking them up from the Times-Picayune from the end of 1924–1925, which papers I looked through under the good-will of Dr. Garland Taylor of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library of Tulane University, where I stayed as a Fulbright research scholar”. The original introduction is in Japanese (the text of the vignettes is English), and for this presentation copy to Garland Taylor Nishizaki tipped-in a typescript of his introduction in English. A wonderful association copy of this scarce work.

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Light partial tanning to endpapers, tipped-in typescript portion has been re-inserted, leaving a trace of old glue visible in the gutter. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with toned spine panel and a few minor spots and nicks.

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