Signed limited edition of A Fable by William Faulkner.
Octavo, 437pp. Publisher’s blue cloth, title printed on spine, crosses stamped on cover in blue and white. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. Top edge dyed blue. Clean pages, no extraneous marks, a fine example. Original glassine jacket, long closed tears along top edge. In the publisher’s slipcase, title printed on label, light toning to upper edge, touch of shelf wear to the side panels, a very good example. Signed on the limitation page by the author, this being number 473 of 1000 copies.
William Faulkner (1897-1962) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author, recognized for A Fable in 1955 and The Reivers in 1963. The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August were recognized by The Modern Library on their 1998 list of 100 Best English-language Novels of the 20th Century. Faulkner primarily set his stories in the American South, many of which took place in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. Faulkner considered A Fable to be his masterpiece, describing it as “…the best work of my life and maybe of my time.”