First edition of The Reivers: A Reminiscence by William Faulkner.
Octavo, 305pp. Red cloth, title in gilt on front cover and spine. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. Solid text block, top edge dyed red, a fine example. In publisher’s original dust jacket, $4.95 retail price on front flap, dated 6/62 on front flap, sunning to spine, faint foxing on verso of spine, a near fine example.
William Faulkner (1897-1962) was a famous writer, focusing his stories on the American South. His work won both a Nobel Prize in Literature and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction twice. 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 Reivers was the last novel written and released by Faulkner before his death in July 1962. The Reivers won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1963.