First edition of Mosquitoes by William Faulkner, in an exceptional first state dust jacket.
Octavo, 349pp. Blue cloth, title printed on spine. The first issue, without “September, 1931” on the copyright page. Solid text block, free of any marks or notations, a fine example. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $2.50 on front flap, clipped corner on front flap, light wear to top edge of spine, no repairs, a bright near fine example. Housed in custom black chemise in quarter black leather slipcase, raised bands, title in gilt on spine, illustration stamped in gilt on front panel.