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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. 118733comp
    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... Learn More
    £57,500

    Stock Code: 118733

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  2. 29322
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 29322

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  3. 124319comp
    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... Learn More
    £32,500

    Stock Code: 124319

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  4. Soldier's Pay.
    First UK edition, first impression of Faulkner's first published novel. The US edition was first published in 1926. 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 US as The Innocent Voyage), which did much in itself to introduce... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 94214

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  5. 82824
    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... Learn More
    £650

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  6. 67250comp
    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... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 67250

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  7. 46816comp
    First edition, first printing. One of 400 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. Learn More
    £1,800

    Stock Code: 46816

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  8. 71722comp
    First edition, first printing. One of 400 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 71722

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  9. These Thirteen. Stories.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 99587

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  10. Salmagundi.
    First edition, first printing, and one of a limited edition of 525 numbered copies. This volume contains five poems ("The Faun", "Dying Gladiator", "Portrait", "The Lilacs", and "L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune") and three short prose works ("New Orleans", "On Criticism", and "Verse Old and Nascent: A Pilgrimage"), all of which... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 84771

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  11. 89380
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 89380

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  12. 60109
    First edition, first printing, first issue binding. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 60109

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  13. 124264
    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

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  14. 67135comp
    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... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 67135

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  15. 36479
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 36479

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  16. Doctor Martino and Other Stories.
    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

    Stock Code: 100547

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  17. Doctor Martino and Other Stories.
    First UK edition of Faulkner's second collection of short stories (published in the same year as the US edition by Harrison Smith and Robert Haas). One of 1,500 copies printed. Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 85453

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  18. Doctor Martino
    First edition, first printing, trade issue. Faulkner's second collection of short stories. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 95987

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  19. 130074comp
    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... Learn More
    £19,500

    Stock Code: 130074

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  20. Pylon.
    First UK edition, second impression, without the advertisements to the rear. First published in the US the same year. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 95992

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  21. 26303comp
    First Edition, First Printing, Limited Issue. Copy 310 of just 310 copies numbered and signed by the author. One of Faulkner's smallest limitations. Learn More
    £1,925

    Stock Code: 26303

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  22. 120030comp
    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

    Stock Code: 120030

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  23. 124226comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author and the woman 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... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 124226

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  24. 126387comp
    First edition, first printing, limited issue. Number 280 of 300 copies specially bound and signed by the author on the limitation leaf. One of the hardest of all Faulkner's limited editions to find in collector's condition. This copy has the bookplate of collector Charles Crooke Auchincloss (1881-1960), a wealthy New York... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 126387

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  25. 91991
    First edition, first printing, limited issue. One of 300 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 91991

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  26. The Unvanquished.
    First edition, first printing, limited issue being one of 250 numbered copies, specially bound and signed by the author. Uncommon in this condition, and with the acetate jacket. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 71717

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  27. The Wild Palms.
    First edition, first printing, advance copy prepared for publicity and review purposes. Uncommon. Learn More
    £620

    Stock Code: 38809

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  28. 126716comp
    First edition, first printing, limited issue, number 30 of 250 copies numbered and signed by the author. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 126716

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  29. 85465
    First UK edition of the first book in Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 85465

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  30. The Hamlet.
    First edition, first printing, limited issue. One of 250 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 38808

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  31. 108195
    First trade edition, first printing. From the library of Stephen Longstreet (1907-2002), with his signature to the front pastedown. Longstreet, an author and screenwriter who wrote over 100 novels, was also renowned as an artist, publishing five books on jazz illustrated with his own drawings and watercolours; his artwork... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 108195

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  32. 36186
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 36186

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  33. Go Down, Moses and Other Stories.
    First trade edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95986

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  34. Pylone (Pylon). Roman.
    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

    Stock Code: 68139

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  35. 45335
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 45335

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  36. Intruder In The Dust.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £525

    Stock Code: 96884

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  37. Intruder In The Dust.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 112812

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  38. Knight's Gambit.
    First edition, first printing. A collection of detective stories included in Starrett's Queen's Quorum. Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 95989

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  39. 46825comp
    First edition, first printing, limited issue. One of 970 numbered copies signed by the author. Learn More
    £680

    Stock Code: 46825

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  40. Collected Stories.
    First edition thus collected, first printing, in the first issue binding with "The" included in the spine title. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 100969

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  41. 118387
    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... Learn More
    £2,250

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  42. 46822comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 335 of 750 copies signed by the author and specially bound. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 46822

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  43. 120003comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, one of 750 specially bound copies, signed by the author. This an out-of-series copy. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 120003

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  44. 71736
    First edition, first printing. One of 1000 numbered copies. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 71736

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  45. A Fable.
    First edition, first printing, trade issue. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 97736

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  46. Soldier's Pay.
    1954 reprint of the edition originally published by Boni & Liveright in 1926. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 97917

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  47. New Orleans Sketches.
    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... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 83742

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  48. 124320comp
    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... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 124320

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  49. Essays, Speeches & Public Letters.
    First UK edition, first impression of this volume collecting Faulkner's essays, speeches, and book reviews. it was first published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 100559

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  50. Marionettes. A Play in One Act.
    First facsimile edition, first printing. One of a limited edition of 510 numbered copies. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 63693

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  51. The Marionettes.

    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

    Stock Code: 99632

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