4 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
FAULKNER, William (1897-1962). Soldiers' Pay. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926.
8o. Original blue cloth, lettered in yellow on front cover and spine (corners lightly bumped); WITH THE SCARCE PICTORIAL DUST JACKET (some wear with a few small chips at extremities, some short tears along folds, a few tape repairs, some light overall fading and toning on spine panel, price-clipped); cloth slipcase.
FIRST EDITION OF FAULKNER'S FIRST NOVEL. Soldiers' Pay was published through Faulkner's association with Sherwood Anderson and Anderson's intervention with the publisher, Boni & Liveright. The World War I novel met with some favorable reviews as an experimental novel by an unknown writer, but failed to sell well. Petersen A2a.
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