FAULKNER, WILLIAM. 1897-1962. [The Snopes Trilogy]:

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FAULKNER, WILLIAM. 1897-1962.
[The Snopes Trilogy]:

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FAULKNER, WILLIAM. 1897-1962.
[The Snopes Trilogy]:
1. The Hamlet. New York: Random House, 1940. Publisher's half blue-green cloth over boards, spine stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Lacking glassine, shelfwear, slight spotting to endpapers. Number 196 of 250, SIGNED by the author.
2. The Town. New York: Random House, 1957. Publisher's tan cloth stamped in gilt, acetate wrapper. Fine. Number 139 of 450 copies, SIGNED by the author.
3. The Mansion. New York: Random House, [1959]. Original black cloth stamped in gilt, acetate wrapper. Chips to acetate, otherwise fine. Number 426 of 500 copies, SIGNED by the author.

THE SNOPES TRILOGY, LIMITED FIRST EDITIONS, SIGNED by Faulkner. "At the living center of the life work of William Faulkner are the novels and stories which deal with Yoknapatawpha County ... and at the heart of the fictional accounting of the Yoknapatawpha County stands this trilogy" (George Garret, "Introduction" to the 2012 Modern Library edition). Garret goes on to note, "here joined together as had always hoped and planned they would be, as one continuous and sequential narrative." Petersen A20a, A34a, A36a.
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