February 18, 2021 10:00 EST

Books & Manuscripts

 
  Lot 82
 

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[Literature] Faulkner, William
Idyll in the Desert

New York: Random House, 1931. First and only edition, #264/400 copies signed by Faulkner. 8vo. 17 pp. Original red marbled paper-covered boards, paper label to front board; completely unopened; original glassine dust-jacket. A fine copy. Petersen A10.1.

Faulkner couldn't interest any of the literary magazines of the day to publish this story when Random House agreed to publish it, their first collaboration. It wasn't reprinted until almost 50 years later when it appeared in "Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner" (1979).

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New York: Random House, 1931. First and only edition, #264/400 copies signed by Faulkner. 8vo. 17 pp. Original red marbled paper-covered boards, paper label to front board; completely unopened; original glassine dust-jacket. A fine copy. Petersen A10.1.

Faulkner couldn't interest any of the literary magazines of the day to publish this story when Random House agreed to publish it, their first collaboration. It wasn't reprinted until almost 50 years later when it appeared in "Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner" (1979).

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