FAULKNER, William.

FAULKNER, William.

Rare books by William Faulkner, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of As I Lay Dying, and The Sound and the Fury.

William Falkner, (1897–1962), was an American writer whose work spanned a variety of styles including both extended and short fiction, non-fiction and plays for both stage and screen. He is perhaps most well-known now for his novels and short stories, includingAs I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, and These 13.

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  1. The Marble Faun.
    FAULKNER, William. The Marble Faun.

    Boston : 1924

    First edition, sole printing, presentation copy of Faulkner's first book. This copy has been inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Dink Cearley from Bill Faulkner" and also signed and dated 31 December 1924 on the title page. C. L. ("Dink") Cearley was in 1924 the 19-year-old son of Abb W. Cearley (69 years old, married at age 36) and Mollie Cearley.... Learn More
    £57,500.00

    Stock Code: 118733

  2. The Double Dealer.
    FAULKNER, William. The Double Dealer.

    New Orleans : 1925

    The first appearance in print of two pieces by William Faulkner, Verses Old and Nascent: A Pilgrimage, and The Faun, as originally published in this number of The Double Dealer. Published from January 1921 to May 1926, The Double Dealer was a literary journal based on New Orleans, and one of the first to publish William Faulkner. Though short lived,... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 125078

  3. Sartoris.
    FAULKNER, William. Sartoris.

    New York : 1929

    First edition, first printing. Sartoris is a revised version of Faulkner's Flags in the Dust, the full text of which was not published until 1973. It was the first of Faulkner's tales set in Yoknapatawpha County, and introduces many of the characters that appear in his later works. Due to the fragile paper stock used for the dust jacket copies in such... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 131845

  4. Sartoris.
    FAULKNER, William. Sartoris.

    New York : 1929

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his close childhood friend on the front free endpaper: "To my good friend, Edith, from Bill," and signed by Edith M. Brown beneath the inscription; additionally signed by Faulkner on the title, "William Faulkner 28 May 1929." Brown was one of three children of Calvin S. Brown,... Learn More
    £32,500.00

    Stock Code: 124319

  5. Sartoris.
    FAULKNER, William. Sartoris.

    New York : 1929

    First edition, first printing. Sartoris is a revised version of Faulkner's Flags in the Dust, the full text of which was not published until 1973. It was the first of Faulkner's tales set in Yoknapatawpha County, and introduces many of the characters that appear in his later works Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 29322

  6. Soldiers' Pay.
    FAULKNER, William. Soldiers' Pay.

    London : 1930

    First UK edition, second impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "William Faulkner for Else 11 Dec 1950". Signed and dated (1938) on the front free endpaper by the writer and journalist Thorsten Jonsson (1910-1950). Faulkner met Else Jonsson at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Sweden in December 1950. She was the... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 67250

  7. These Thirteen.
    FAULKNER, William. These Thirteen.

    New York : 1931

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 107069

  8. These Thirteen. Stories.
    FAULKNER, William. These Thirteen. Stories.

    New York : 1931

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 99587

  9. Idyll in the Desert.
    FAULKNER, William. Idyll in the Desert.

    New York : 1931

    First edition, first printing. One of 400 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 71722

  10. Idyll in the Desert.
    FAULKNER, William. Idyll in the Desert.

    New York : 1931

    First edition, first printing. One of 400 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 46816

  11. Light in August.
    FAULKNER, William. Light in August.

    New York : 1932

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his close childhood friend on the front free endpaper, "For Myrtle Ramey, Oxford Miss 30 May 1934, William Faulkner". Myrtle Ramey and Faulkner met in third grade of Oxford Graded Public School. Faulkner skipped second grade at the age of eight and joined Ramey's class in September... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 131629

  12. Light in August.
    FAULKNER, William. Light in August.

    New York : 1932

    First edition, first printing, well preserved in exceptionally bright condition under the glassine. "Few American novels are so lavish in dramatic incident, so infused with images of sensation, so precisely fixed in place and weather" (Irving Howe, William Faulkner: A Critical Study, 1957, pp. 200-14). Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 124264

  13. Light in August.
    FAULKNER, William. Light in August.

    New York : 1932

    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 89380

  14. Sartoris.
    FAULKNER, William. Sartoris.

    London : 1932

    First UK edition, first impression, second binding but with the third state ads at the end, and with an example of the remainder dust jacket. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "William Faulkner for Else 11 Dec 1950". Signed and dated (1937) on the front free endpaper by the writer and journalist Thorsten Jonsson (1910-1950).... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 67135

  15. Doctor Martino
    FAULKNER, William. Doctor Martino

    New York : 1934

    First edition, first printing, trade issue. A superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the literary critic Malcolm Cowley on the title page: "For Malcolm Cowley William Faulkner Sherman, Conn. 20 Oct. 1948". Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989) was responsible for almost single-handedly re-establishing the literary reputation of Faulkner through the... Learn More
    £19,500.00

    Stock Code: 130074

  16. Doctor Martino and Other Stories.
    FAULKNER, William. Doctor Martino and Other Stories.

    London : 1934

    First UK edition, first impression, of Faulkner's second collection of short stories, published in the same year as the US edition. One of 1,500 copies printed. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 100547

  17. Doctor Martino
    FAULKNER, William. Doctor Martino

    New York : 1934

    First edition, first printing, trade issue, of Faulkner's second collection of short stories. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 95987

  18. Pylon.
    FAULKNER, William. Pylon.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing, in uncommonly bright condition. Faulkner began work on what would become Pylon as soon as he returned from a trip to New Orleans to see the Pan-American air races two months after he received his pilot's license. The novel reflects "all the enthusiasm and fascination for aeronautica of the newly-fledged pilot" (Harrison,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143250

  19. Pylon.
    FAULKNER, William. Pylon.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author and Phoebe Omlie, who inspired one of the characters in the novel on the front free endpaper, "To a little 'big girl' in the south from Phoebe Omlie signed in her own hand and William Faulkner. Miss Stella Aiken. Oxford, Miss, April 29, 1935". Phoebe Omlie was a female aviation... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 124226

  20. Pylon.
    FAULKNER, William. Pylon.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 35 of 310 copies signed by the author, of which 300 were released for sale. Learn More
    £1,275.00

    Stock Code: 120030

  21. Pylon.
    FAULKNER, William. Pylon.

    London : 1935

    First UK edition, second impression, without the advertisements to the rear. First published in the US the same year. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 95992

  22. Pylon.
    FAULKNER, William. Pylon.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing, limited issue. Number 310 of 310 copies only signed by the author; one of Faulkner's smallest limitations. Learn More
    £1,925.00

    Stock Code: 26303

  23. 148690comp
    FAULKNER, William. The Wild Palms.

    New York : 1939

    First edition, first printing, limited issue, number 171 of 250 copies numbered and signed by the author. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 148690

  24. The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion.
    FAULKNER, William. The Hamlet; The Town; The Mansion.

    London : 1940-58-61

    First UK editions, first impressions, of the three novels forming Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy, first published in the US earlier in 1940, in 1957, and in 1959 respectively. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 85465

  25. The Hamlet.
    FAULKNER, William. The Hamlet.

    New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing, limited issue. One of 250 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 38808

  26. Go Down, Moses and other stories.
    FAULKNER, William. Go Down, Moses and other stories.

    New York : 1942

    First edition, first printing of Faulkner's third collection of short stories. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 36186

  27. Pylone (Pylon). Roman.
    FAULKNER, William. Pylone (Pylon). Roman.

    Paris : 1946

    First French language edition, first impression, originally published in the US in 1935. One of 50 hors commerce copies signed by the author on the title page, out of a total limitation of 1,040 copies. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 68139

  28. Intruder In The Dust.
    FAULKNER, William. Intruder In The Dust.

    New York : 1948

    First edition, first printing. Intruder in the Dust, which explores the South's racial problems through the medium of a murder mystery, was originally planned as a short story. But the work swelled to the size of a novel and was not completed until April 1948. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 112812

  29. Intruder In The Dust.
    FAULKNER, William. Intruder In The Dust.

    New York : 1948

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £525.00

    Stock Code: 96884

  30. Collected Stories.
    FAULKNER, William. Collected Stories.

    New York : 1950

    First edition thus collected, first printing, in the first issue binding with "The" included in the spine title. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 87166

  31. "To the voters of Oxford" [the Beer Broadside].
    FAULKNER, William. "To the voters of Oxford" [the Beer Broadside].

    [Oxford, Mississippi : 1950]

    Faulkner's infamous and extremely uncommon "beer broadside" was distributed in his home town of Oxford prior to a referendum on the repeal of a local ban on the sale of beer, implemented in 1944. Faulkner refuted four of the claims made by clergymen in favour of the ban, after they had printed an advertisement in the local paper, the Oxford Eagle, "proclaiming... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 118387

  32. Requiem for a Nun.
    FAULKNER, William. Requiem for a Nun.

    New York : 1951

    First edition, signed limited issue, one of 750 specially bound copies, signed by the author. This an out-of-series copy. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 120003

  33. New Orleans Sketches.
    FAULKNER, William. New Orleans Sketches.

    [Tokyo] : [1955]

    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... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 83742

  34. The Town.
    FAULKNER, William. The Town.

    New York : 1957

    First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, number 100 of 450 copies signed by the author and specially bound. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132345

  35. The Town.
    FAULKNER, William. The Town.

    New York : 1957

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Ruth Ford from Bill Faulkner (See what you can do with this) Oxford 9 October 1959". Ford was an actress and model who had been a long-time family friend of Faulkner. She said of him, "one of the nicest people in Hollywood is William Faulkner, who I had... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 124320

  36. The Mansion.
    FAULKNER, William. The Mansion.

    New York : 1959

    First and limited edition, number 347 of 500 copies signed by the author. The Mansion is the final novel in the Snopes trilogy, following The Hamlet (1940) and The Town (1957). Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 133625

  37. The Marionettes.
    FAULKNER, William. The Marionettes.

    [Charlottesville] : 1975

    First facsimile edition, first impression of Faulkner's verse play, originally written and illustrated by hand in 1920. Number 68 of an edition limited to 126 copies. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 99632

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