Signed limited edition of These 13: Stories by William Faulkner.
Octavo, [x], 358pp. Publisher’s original beige cloth boards with brown cloth spine, title in silver on spine. Top edge silver. Gray endpapers. Uncut edges, some unopened. Includes the scarce glassine wrapper. From a limited edition of 299 copies signed by the author, this is number 3. (Bruccoli & Clark I:122) (Hamblin 398) A beautiful copy.
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. 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. Part III: Mistral, Divorce in Naples, Carcassonne.