22 June 2010
FAULKNER, William. As I Lay Dying. New York: Jonathan Cape, 1930.
8o. Original beige cloth stamped in dark brown on upper cover and spine, top edge stained brown; dust jacket (slightest edgewear at ends of spine, otherwise generally fine, the spine panel bright); quarter morocco slipcase.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the "I" on p.11 correctly aligned. The stamping on the front and spine is properly positioned, with the serif on the "I" present. Petersen notes that the irregularities of the binding stamping and differing shades of the top edge stain do not exactly coincide with the dropped "I" issue point. Massey 16; Petersen A7.1c. A PARTICULARLY FINE COPY.
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