FAULKNER, WILLIAM. 1897-1962. Sartoris.  New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1929).

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FAULKNER, WILLIAM. 1897-1962.
Sartoris. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1929).

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,600 - 2,400
FAULKNER, WILLIAM. 1897-1962.
Sartoris. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1929).
8vo. Publisher's black cloth, lettered in red, red topstain, original red dust-jacket printed in black, light rubbing to lettering at lower spine, jacket with restoration, including renewing the lower quarter of spine.
Provenance: Ex-Libris: Paulson (bookplate to endpaper).

FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST OF FAULKNER'S NOVELS SET IN YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY. Originally submitted to Liveright as a 596-page transcript called Flags in the Dust, the book that would become Sartoris was rejected by Liveright and 11 other publishers before Harrison Smith and Harcourt Brace agreed to publish it, paying Faulkner's agent Ben Wasson $50 to trim it significantly. The resulting book is the progenitor of Faulkner's future works, cited by Cleanth Brooks as being a Southern treatment of "the special problems of the twenties and a good deal of the mood of the waste land" (Yoknapatawpha County, p 114). Petersen A5a.
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