Signed limited edition of Go Down, Moses and Other Stories by William Faulkner.
Octavo, , 383pp. Three quarter orange buckram, paper covered boards, top edge gilt, title in gilt on spine. Stated “First Printing” on copyright page. Solid text block, light wear to fore edge of text block. Archival repairs to spine and board edges, tears on pages 285-288 repaired with Japanese tissue. (Petersen A21c) From a limited edition of 100 copies signed by William Faulkner, this being number 55. The smallest limitation of any Faulkner signed works. A scarce example.
William Faulkner (1897-1962) was an award-winning author with stories focusing on the American South. His work won the Nobel Prize in Literature and two Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction. A few specific pieces (most notably The Sound and the Fury) are considered to be in the top 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The title Go Down, Moses and Other Stories was shortened to Go Down Moses in later editions.