Pylon.New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, Inc., 1935 Stock Code: 143250
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, p. 153).
Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board in gilt on black ground band, top edge black. With dust jacket.
Gilt slightly faded to spine, minor rubbing to board edges, light foxing to book block edges and outer leaves, else contents clean, a very good and attractive copy in the price-clipped jacket with lightly browned spine, a very little toning and creasing to edges.
Harrison, Aviation Lore in Faulkner, 1985.
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