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Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 67
 

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[Literature] [Faulkner, William]
Group of 7 Works By or About William Faulkner

1. Faulkner, William
Go Down, Moses and Other Stories
New York: Random House, (1942). First trade edition, first printing. 8vo. (viii), 383 pp. Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Original first state black cloth, stamped in gilt and in red; top edge stained red, other edges trimmed; in original price-clipped dust-jacket, creasing, chipping, and wear along top and bottom edges; book-plate on front paste-down. Petersen A23.2b

A lovely unsophisticated review copy.

2. Cowley, Malcolm (ed.)
The Portable Faulkner
New York: The Viking Press, 1946. First edition, first printing. 12mo. vi, 756 pp. Edited by Malcolm Cowley, and inscribed by him on half-title: "I think this is a/first printing of the/first edition--hence/of Faulkner (see Ap-/pendix) as well as/of MC./Malcolm Cowley". Original yellow cloth, stamped in black and in gilt; all edges trimmed; illustrated endpapers; in original dust-jacket, with three-fold front flap concealing ads. Lot includes an unsigned copy of the same. Petersen A25.1

A lovely copy of a major work. "The significance of this collection and Cowley's introduction cannot be over emphasized. Faulkner's reputation was restored and his readership enlarged thereby, and, henceforth, he would enjoy an ever growing popularity which would lead to the Nobel Prize award and beyond." (Petersen A25.1)

3. Group of 3 Issues of The Oxford Magazine

The Oxford Magazine
Oxford, Mississippi, April 1, 1934. Copy 1. Tall 8vo. 20 pp. Original gray stiff printed wrappers, toned, ownership signature in pencil on front wrapper; scattered toning and spotting to text. Features part one of William Faulkner, the Man and His Work, by Phil Stone, on pp.13-14.

Together with:

The Oxford Magazine
Oxford, Mississippi, June 1, 1934. Copy 2. Tall 8vo. 29, (1) pp. Original green stiff printed wrappers; slightly darkened, scattered soiling, ownership signature on front wrapper, creased; scattered toning to text. Features part two of Stone's William Faulkner, the Man and His Work, on pp. 11-15; as well as poems by then 17-year-old Shelby Foote on p. 16.

Together with:

The Oxford Magazine
Oxford, Mississippi, November 1, 1934. Copy 3. 8vo. 34 pp. Original gray stiff printed wrappers, toned; scattered spotting and toning to text. Features part three of Stone's William Faulkner, the Man and His Work, on pp. 3-10.

All housed in a green cloth fall-down-back box.

A group of the first three issues of The Oxford Magazine, featuring an early series of articles on the work of William Faulkner, by his mentor, Phil Stone (1893-1967).

4. Faulkner, William
Salmagundi...

Milwaukee: The Casanova Press, 1932. Limited edition, #388/525 copies. 8vo. Illustrated with a mounted photographic portrait frontispiece of Faulkner. Original tan ribbed flexible boards, printed in red and in black; top and bottom edges trimmed, fore-edge untrimmed; unopened; in original burgundy paper slipcase, scattered wear; in quarter morocco fall-down-back box. Petersen A11.1a.

A lovely example, featuring prose peices and poems by Faulkner, with a four-line poem by Ernest Hemingway printed on the rear wrapper.

Sold for $3,024
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

1. Faulkner, William
Go Down, Moses and Other Stories
New York: Random House, (1942). First trade edition, first printing. 8vo. (viii), 383 pp. Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Original first state black cloth, stamped in gilt and in red; top edge stained red, other edges trimmed; in original price-clipped dust-jacket, creasing, chipping, and wear along top and bottom edges; book-plate on front paste-down. Petersen A23.2b

A lovely unsophisticated review copy.

2. Cowley, Malcolm (ed.)
The Portable Faulkner
New York: The Viking Press, 1946. First edition, first printing. 12mo. vi, 756 pp. Edited by Malcolm Cowley, and inscribed by him on half-title: "I think this is a/first printing of the/first edition--hence/of Faulkner (see Ap-/pendix) as well as/of MC./Malcolm Cowley". Original yellow cloth, stamped in black and in gilt; all edges trimmed; illustrated endpapers; in original dust-jacket, with three-fold front flap concealing ads. Lot includes an unsigned copy of the same. Petersen A25.1

A lovely copy of a major work. "The significance of this collection and Cowley's introduction cannot be over emphasized. Faulkner's reputation was restored and his readership enlarged thereby, and, henceforth, he would enjoy an ever growing popularity which would lead to the Nobel Prize award and beyond." (Petersen A25.1)

3. Group of 3 Issues of The Oxford Magazine

The Oxford Magazine
Oxford, Mississippi, April 1, 1934. Copy 1. Tall 8vo. 20 pp. Original gray stiff printed wrappers, toned, ownership signature in pencil on front wrapper; scattered toning and spotting to text. Features part one of William Faulkner, the Man and His Work, by Phil Stone, on pp.13-14.

Together with:

The Oxford Magazine
Oxford, Mississippi, June 1, 1934. Copy 2. Tall 8vo. 29, (1) pp. Original green stiff printed wrappers; slightly darkened, scattered soiling, ownership signature on front wrapper, creased; scattered toning to text. Features part two of Stone's William Faulkner, the Man and His Work, on pp. 11-15; as well as poems by then 17-year-old Shelby Foote on p. 16.

Together with:

The Oxford Magazine
Oxford, Mississippi, November 1, 1934. Copy 3. 8vo. 34 pp. Original gray stiff printed wrappers, toned; scattered spotting and toning to text. Features part three of Stone's William Faulkner, the Man and His Work, on pp. 3-10.

All housed in a green cloth fall-down-back box.

A group of the first three issues of The Oxford Magazine, featuring an early series of articles on the work of William Faulkner, by his mentor, Phil Stone (1893-1967).

4. Faulkner, William
Salmagundi...

Milwaukee: The Casanova Press, 1932. Limited edition, #388/525 copies. 8vo. Illustrated with a mounted photographic portrait frontispiece of Faulkner. Original tan ribbed flexible boards, printed in red and in black; top and bottom edges trimmed, fore-edge untrimmed; unopened; in original burgundy paper slipcase, scattered wear; in quarter morocco fall-down-back box. Petersen A11.1a.

A lovely example, featuring prose peices and poems by Faulkner, with a four-line poem by Ernest Hemingway printed on the rear wrapper.

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