Lot 30: 5 Books incl: Faulkner. SOLDIERS' PAY. 1st prtg.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Faulkner, William. 5 Titles. 8vo. Orig cloth, lacking djs. ++ SOLDIERS PAY. Boni & Liveright, 1926. 1st printing of Faulkners 1st book. Navy blue cloth lettered in yellow on front cover and spine, blue and white eps. Spines lettering dulled and faintly visible. Petersen A2a calls for a yellow top edge. Here, either the top edge of the text block was left unstained, or the topstain has been rubbed away. ++ DOCTOR MARTINO AND OTHER STORIES. Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. 1st printing. Petersen A15a. Blue cloth stamped in gilt. Top edge stained yellow. Spine sunned, rear hinge repaired, eps slightly foxed, very good. ++ PYLON. Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935. First Printing, February, 1935 on c-page. Petersen A16b. Blue cloth. Top edge stained dark navy blue. Gilt lettering dulled but still legible within the black band. Foxed, minor stains to exterior. ++ LIGHT IN AUGUST. Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, (1932). Coarse tan cloth with orange lettering on front and blue lettering only on the spine. Top edge orange. Very good. 1st printing. Petersen A13a. Jefferson for Mottstown on p340. ++ AS I LAY DYING. NY: Jonathan Cape/ Harrison Smith, (1930). 1st printing, later issue. (The front cover title is correctly positioned and the I in the spine title is perfect, and the I on page 11 is correctly positioned). Petersen A7e. Light brown cloth lettered in dark brown, top edge stained brown. Very good, slightly cocked. 5.4 Lb.