First UK edition, first impression of Faulkner’s first published novel. The American edition was issued in 1926 and is a famously difficult and expensive book to obtain in the dust jacket. The present London edition is the first to print the important preface by Richard Hughes, author of A High Wind in Jamaica (1929; published in the USA as The Innocent Voyage), which did much in itself to introduce this great Southern author to the English public.
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Octavo. Original green cloth. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper, pencilled inscription to title page. Spine rolled and faded, cloth rubbed and marked, particularly the lower cover, front hinge starting, some spotting to contents. A good copy in the rubbed and tanned jacket that is frayed and chipped at the corners and ends of the spine panel.