Signed limited edition of These 13: Stories by William Faulkner.
Octavo, [v], 358pp. Publisher’s brown cloth spine, beige covers, title in silver gilt on spine, top edge silver gilt. Gray endpapers. Uncut edges. Touch of wear to top edge of spine. An almost imperceptible blemish to cloth on back panel. From a limited edition of 299 copies signed by the author, this is number 266. (Bruccoli & Clark I:122) (Hamblin, 398) Lacking the scarce tissue cover and slipcase. An outstanding example of this scarce limited edition from William Faulkner.
This work is Faulkner’s first volume of short fiction. It was originally titled “A Rose for Emily and Other Stories,” but was renamed before publication in September of 1931. While positively reviewed by The New York Times, it was considered uneven by some critics. This work includes a total of 13 short stories. In Part I: Victory, Ad Astra, All The Dead Pilots, Crevasse. Part II: Red Leaves, A Rose for Emily, A Justice, Hair, That evening Sun, Dry September. In Part III: Mistral, Divorce In Naples, Carcassonne.