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Lot 28: 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
  • 3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.
   
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Description: Faulkner, William. 3 Firsts. NY: Random House. 8vo. ++ A FABLE. (1954). 1st trade edition. Petersen. A31a. Maroon cloth with crosses on front cover stamped in black and blind. Very good, Top edge’s blue-gray stain faded and now barely visible. Dj is price clipped, but “8/54” is still present at lower corner of front flap. Wear/tiny chips at dj’s spine ends, tear (1 1/2 in.) to lower portion of rear dj panel. ++ KNIGHT’S GAMBIT. (1949). “One of the Faulkner titles in which ‘First Printing’ (or a variant) does not appear on the verso of the first edition title page.” -Petersen A25b. Red cloth stamped in gold and black, top edge blue-gray. Dj designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. Book is near fine, dj good: Eps and dj’s white areas toned. Creasing to upper/lower portions of dj, couple short dj tears and edge chips. ++ BIG WOODS. Decorations by Edward Shenton. (1955). 1st collected edition, 1st printing. “$3.95” and “10/55” on front dj flap. Green cloth, top edge green. Very good, corners bumped, dj’s spine ends chipped. 3.8 Lb.

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