22 June 2010
FAULKNER, William. To the Youth of Japan. And in Japanese: Nihon No Seinen E. Tokyo: United States Information Service, August 1955.
8o. 9 pages. Portrait photo of Faulkner (used twice). Printed in Japanese and English. Original orange printed wrappers (some light spotting); cloth folding case. Provenance: James B. Meriwether (ownership inscription on front wrapper dated at Princeton, August 1956).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Faulkner visited Japan in August 1955 for a period of three weeks to attend the summer seminar on American literature at Nagano Prefecture. SCARCE: according to American Book Prices Current, only one copy has appeared at auction in the last thirty years (sold Christie's East, 15 October 1997, lot 186). Massey 792; Petersen A41.1.
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