Lot 45 of 196:
Faulkner's Sound and Fury 1st Edition in 2nd Issue Jacket  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,300
Estimate:
$4,000 - $6,000

Title:
The Sound and the Fury

Author:
Faulkner, William

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith

Date:
[1929]

Description:

[4], 401 pp. (8vo) original black, white, and gray patterned paper over boards with white cloth spine, top edge stained blue-gray, patterned endpapers, pictorial dust jacket. Custom cloth case. First Edition, second issue jacket.

Second issue jacket, no printed price on the front flap and the price for Maurice Hindus' Humanity Uprooted in the back panel advertisement is $3.50. Only 1789 copies were issued and according to the publisher, sales records show that about 1500 copies had been sold by the time Sanctuary was published in February 1931. "Faulkner often called this his favorite work because its composition had caused him the greatest agony" - Petersen A6b; Massey 322.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Old tape repairs to the edges of the jacket on the reverse, some small chipping; bookplate, repairs to hinges; very good.


 
Item number:
258998
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