FAULKNER, WILLIAM. 1897-1962. The Marble Faun.  Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1924.

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FAULKNER, WILLIAM. 1897-1962.
The Marble Faun. Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1924.

Sold for US$ 6,950 inc. premium
FAULKNER, WILLIAM. 1897-1962.
The Marble Faun. Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1924.
8vo. Publisher's mottled green paper covered boards, pictorial printed paper title label to upper cover, printed title label to spine, original glassine wrapper, without printed dust-jacket, custom green morocco backed cloth clamshell box. Front hinge started, but tight, clean.

FIRST EDITION, REVIEW COPY, OF FAULKNER'S FIRST BOOK, WITH ORIGINAL GLASSINE with The Four Seas Company review slip laid in, with code "8-23-3M." Phil Stone, who financed the small printing of the book, wrote a preface, and was its primary champion, was also assiduous in "requesting the dispatch of review copies of The Marble Faun and in checking to see that they had arrived" (Blotner, Faulkner, p 128). There seems to have been no shortage of them sent, albeit with Stone's hectoring. However, in his extensive census in 1974, William Boozer does not mention a single copy, and we locate no review copies at auction, or in the major Faulkner collections. Given the spotty nature of the books distribution, and the undamaged survival of this copies glassine, it seems likely that this review copy was sent without the jacket. See Boozer, William Faulkner's First Book: The Marble Faun, Fifty Years Later, 1974. Petersen A1.1.
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FAULKNER, WILLIAM. 1897-1962. The Marble Faun.  Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1924.
FAULKNER, WILLIAM. 1897-1962. The Marble Faun.  Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1924.
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