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A Fable

By Faulkner, William




A Fable is a novel written in 1954 by the American author William Faulkner, which won him both the Pulitzer prize and the National Book Award in 1955. Despite these recognitions, however, the novel received mixed critical reviews and a reputation as one of Faulkner's lesser works . The author, on the other hand, spent over a decade and tremendous effort on A Fable, and considered it his masterpiece when it was completed. Historically, it can be seen as a precursor to Catch 22.


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A Fable.

FAULKNER, William.

New York:: Random House,, [1954].. Uncorrected proof of the first edition, "for advance readers." . original blue printed paper covers, with a white cloth ribbon tie at the top.. Some minor edge wear; very well preserved.. The first leaf is print-dated December 22 [1953]; the next to last, January 7 [1954].

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Price: $8,500.00


A Fable.

FAULKNER, William.

New York:: Random House,, [1954].. First edition, later printing.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket.. Very good or better, in a good to very good jacket with a chip at the top of the spine, some closed tears, and some internal tape repair. . 8vo,. Inscribed on the half-title by William Faulkner to William Gibson, in Iceland, in 1955. Faulkner has also signed under his printed name on the title page, as usual in inscribed copies.

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A Fable

Faulkner, William

Random House, 1954 SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. A magnificent copy SIGNED by William Faulkner. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this limited edition of 1000 copies SIGNED by the author with the publisher's slipcase. We buy SIGNED/LIMITED Faulkner editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New.

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Price: $4,500.00


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A Fable

Faulkner, William

Random House, 1954 LIMITED EDITION. A beautiful copy SIGNED by William Faulkner that INCLUDES the ORIGINAL publisher's slipcase that was issued with the book. The book is in excellent shape. The boards have slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this limited edition of 1000 copies SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Faulkner First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $3,500.00


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A Fable.

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1954. Third printing of the first novel to win both Pulitzer and National Book Award. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, "William Faulkner New York 3 Dec 1954." Near fine in fine dust jacket. From the library of fellow writer Budd Schulberg. American screenwriter, novelist and sportswriter Schulberg is best known for his 1954 Academy Award-winning screenplay for On the Waterfront as well as his 1941 novel What Makes Sammy Run? inspired by the life of his father, early Hollywood mogul B. P. Schulberg. Jacket design by Riki Levinson. The Fable won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought in the war, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," according to The New York Times, and include, in Malcolm Cowley's words, "some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived." Petersen A31b

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A Fable

Faulkner, William

Random House, 1954 SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. This copy is authentically SIGNED by William Faulkner. This special edition was limited to 1000 copies. This copy is number 804 and INCLUDES the ORIGINAL publisher's slipcase that was issued with the book. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with no cocking or leaning. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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Price: $2,500.00


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A Fable.

Faulkner, William.

Random House, 1954. First edition, limited issue, one of 1000 copies, signed by the author. Fine in very good publisher's mylar with some shallow chipping to upper edge and a short tear to lower spine, in handsome leather backed marbled board slipcase with folding chemise.

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Price: $2,250.00


A Fable

Faulkner, William

New York:: Random House, 1954. This is copy 150 of the Limited Edition of 1000 copies. Original publisher's gray, pictorial cloth. Housed in the original slipcase which shows some light soiling and scuffing. A beautiful copy of this limited edition SIGNED BY FAULKNER.. Fine. 8vo..

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Price: $2,145.00


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A Fable

Faulkner, William

Random House, 1954 SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 1000 copies. This copy is authentically SIGNED by William Faulkner on the limitation page. The book is bound in the original publisher's cloth with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the original publisher's slipcase that has some wear. A collectable copy at an affordable price.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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Price: $2,000.00


Fable

FAULKNER, William

FAULKNER, William. A Fable. Orig. cloth. [New York]: Random House, [1954]. First edition. One of 1000 copies signed by the author. Quite scarce with any semblance of the glassine jacket. Fine in lightly rubbed orig. publisher's cardboard slipcase and orig. glassine dust jacket. The fragile dustjacket has several chips and tears.

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Fable

FAULKNER, William

FAULKNER, William. A Fable. Original cloth. New York: Random House, 1954. First edition. Limited to 1,000 copies, signed by the author. A fine copy in the publisher's slipcase.

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A Fable

FAULKNER, WILLIAM

New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition; one of 1000 numbered copies signed by Faulkner. Bookplate; fine copy in the publisher’s box (minor soiling and wear).

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Price: $1,850.00


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A Fable.

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1954. Signed limited first edition of the first novel to win both Pulitzer and National Book Award. Octavo, original cloth. One of a thousand signed numbered copies. Fine in the original glassine wrapper. The slipcase is in fine condition. A superior example, not often seen in this condition. The Fable won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought in the war, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," according to The New York Times, and include, in Malcolm Cowley's words, "some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived." Petersen A31b

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Price: $1,800.00


A Fable.

FAULKNER, WILLIAM.

Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth, in publishers slipcase. New York (1954). Limited to 1000 copies on rag paper, signed by the author. Book is fine, slipcase slightly faded.

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Price: $1,750.00


A Fable

FAULKNER, WILLIAM

New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Faulkner. Gift inscription on front free endpaper; a fine copy in the publisher’s slipcase (a little soiled and worn) and tissue (chipped).

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A Fable

FAULKNER, William

New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction in 1955. Limited Issue, one of 1000 numbered copies signed by the author. Octavo (22cm); navy blue cloth, with titles and pictorial elements stamped in blue, white, and gilt on spine and front panel; blue topstain; 437pp. Small, vintage booksellers label to lower rear pastedown, else a Fine copy, lacking the original glassine. Original publisher's slipcase shows light wear overall, with some dust-soil to wraparound label; Near Fine.

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Price: $1,500.00


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A Fable

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1954. 437pp. First edition, limited issue. Octavo. Dark blue cloth with white and blue crosses stamped to the front board; white and gold gilt lettering stamped to the spine. Bevelled edges on the boards. Top edge of the text block stained dark blue. Greyish-blue endpapers. Fore edge untrimmed. With the original labelled gray slipcase. Printed on rag paper. Signed and numbered by the author on the limitation page. The book is in near fine condition, with only a very minor bump to the tail of the spine. The slipcase has some mild soiling, otherwise in very good condition. A collectible copy. One of Faulkner's more aspirational novels, with the author having spent more than a decade working on it; in it, Faulkner shifts his focus from the Deep South to the First World War and attempts a more political move in his writing. This copy is one of the limited signed editions with only 1000 copies printed; this one is number 817. 1954

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Price: $1,480.00


A Fable

FAULKNER, WILLIAM

New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition; one of 1000 numbered copies signed by Faulkner. A fine copy in a heavily torn glassine dust jacket and a very good publisher’s slipcase.

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Price: $1,350.00


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A Fable

Faulkner, William

(New York, 1954): Random House. First Edition. Octavo. Limited to 1000 copies numbered and signed by the author. 437pp., The winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. A novel set in the trenches in France during World War One dealing apparently, with a mutiny in a French regiment. Bound in dark blue cloth over beveled boards, three crosses to upper board in white and blue, spine lettering white and blue, in a very good glassine wrapper with chipping to top and bottom edges with a large chip to foot, small brown smears to limitation page near gutter? housed in publisher's paper covered slipcase with blue and white wrap around label.

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Price: $1,250.00


A Fable

William Faulkner

New York: Random House, 1954. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed limited edition #562/1,000. In very rare original glasine dust jacket, has minor chipping and is in protective mylar, very tight copy, beautiful dark top stain. In original publisher's slipcase -toning, marks on the label and case, spine slightly toned. Additional postage for insurance.

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Price: $1,250.00


Fable.

FAULKNER, William.

London:: Chatto & Windus,, 1955.. First UK edition, advance copy in wrappers.. publisher's light gray wrappers.. Very good or better; small abraded area on front wrapper; light foxing to spine; an attractive example of a scarce format.. 8vo,.

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A Fable (Signed, Limited Edition)

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1954. First edition. Very Good/Very Good. One of a thousand of the signed limited edition, this being number 245. A just about Fine copy of the book that appears unread, with just the slightest hint of wear to the bottom corners. With the original publisher's Very Good slipcase that has some toning and is cracked along one of the sides, but still holding together. Winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1955, the author considered this work his masterpiece. The novel that Faulkner called "the best work of my life and maye of my time." After over a decade of work on A Fable, he created one of the most dense and complex novels of his career. "The novel won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches of France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently is has come to be recognized as one of his major works...His descriptions of the war 'rise to magnificence and include some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived'" (Cowley). Very Good in Very Good dust jacket.

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Price: $1,250.00


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A Fable [Signed, Limited]

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. 437 pages. One of 1000 copies, numbered and signed by Faulkner. First edition (first printing). Near fine hardcover in a good-only example of the unprinted glassine wrapper, which it darkened and chipped at the spine. In a very good slipcase, also darkened around the edges. This is copy 347 of 1000 signed by Faulkner. First Edition

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Price: $1,062.50


A Fable

William Faulkner

Random House, 1954. Book. Fine. Cloth in Box. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Limited Fine Copy In Like Box 1/1000 Copies #131 Gorgeous Fresh Copy in Like Box.

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Price: $1,000.00


A Fable

FAULKNER, WILLIAM

New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. A fine, remarkably fresh copy in dust jacket. Scarce thus.

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Price: $875.00


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A Fable

Faulkner, William

Random House, New York, 1954 First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Printing" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $750.00


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A Fable

FAULKNER, William

New York: Random House, 1954. First. hardcover. fine. 437pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full rust brown morocco; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Random House, (1954). First edition. A fine copy.

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Price: $650.00


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A Fable

William Faulkner

New York: Random House. Very Good 1954. Limited Edition; First. Signed, First Limited Edition, this #786 of 1000, in beveled blue cloth boards with white/blue crosses. With original slipcase; lacking glassiness dust jacket. Slipcase shows mild soiling. Owners name to pastedown. Faulkner spent more than a decade writing A Fable, for which he would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.; 8vo; Signed by Author; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.

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Price: $610.00


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A Fable

William Faulkner

New York: Random House, 1954. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A sparkling copy of the 1954 stated 1st printing. Immaculate and Fine in a bright, price-intact, Fine dustjacket. Octavo, 437 pgs. Also includes a custom-made box (with leather spine label) and folding chemise. The sharpest copy this bookseller has seen.

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Price: $500.00


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A Fable.

FAULKNER, William.

New York: Random House,, 1954. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in tan and silver, cross design to upper board in black and blind, grey top edge and endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in black cloth solander box. Boards gently bowed, top edge faded. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with a few minor nicks to extremities and light tanning to top edges of flaps. First edition, first printing, trade issue.

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Price: £ 375.00
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A Fable

Faulkner, William

Random House, 1954. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. DJ in archival cover light ware. 437 pages. $4.75 price on flap at the top and 8/54 at the bottom. Stated first printing.

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A Fable

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine/very good. Octavo, 437pp. Original red cloth, printed title on spine, crosses on cover in black. Stated first publication copyright page. Clean pages, near fine. Publishers original dust jacket, in very good condition, with $4.75 price and '8/54' showing on front flap, bright colors, evidence of fold along bottom edge of front cover, but difficult to detect. An excellent example.

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Price: $475.00


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A FABLE

William Faulkner

New York: Random House. 1954. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Three crosses on front boards. Jacket price still intact. $4.75 at the top and 8/54 at the bottom. Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Literature and the National Book Award. Stated First Printing. 437pp. A beautiful copy. The ORIGINAL dustjacket is beautiful with NO chips or tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Price: $474.95


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A Fable

Faulkner, William

Random House, New York, 1954 First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket has the $4.75 publisher's printed price present with minor wear to the spine. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the original dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $450.00


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A Fable

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. Near fine/very good. Octavo, 437pp. Original red cloth, printed title on spine, crosses on cover in black. Stated first publication copyright page. Clean pages, near fine. Publishers original dust jacket, in very good condition, with $4.75 price and '8/54' showing on front flap, light wear to top edge of spine. An excellent example.

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Price: $400.00


A Fable

Faulkner, William

New York, N.Y.: Random House, 1954. Dark red cloth with light red and white spine lettering and cross figures in blank on upper board. Light gray stain on top edge and gray endpapers. Light crumpling at spine ends of book and jacket with some loss of paper at spine ends and at corners of jacket. A WWI fable by the Nobelist.. First Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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A Fable.

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1954. First edition of the first novel to win both Pulitzer and National Book Award. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Riki Levinson. The Fable won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought in the war, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," according to The New York Times, and include, in Malcolm Cowley's words, "some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived." Petersen A31b

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A Fable

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good+ with Mylar. A wonderful First Edition, First Printing (so stated) of William Faulkner's Award-winning book. The volume is in near fine condition with a very minor bump on front bottom corner and minor soiling on the page edges. The dustjacket has slight wear at the edges and is missing a small piece on the top dustjacket spine; otherwise is near fine. The original price ($4.75) is intact on the inside jacket. Faulkner, one of America's premier authors of novels, plays, poems and essays, also won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949 and the National Book Award again in 1951 for "Collected Stories." His best-known other works include "The Sound and the Fury," "The Reivers: A Reminiscence," "As I Lay Dying," and many others. An important book by one of the world's best authors.

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A Fable

Faulkner,william

New York: Random House. Hardcover. price clipped. a nice copy. a beautiful dust jacket a pulitzer prize winner and national book award . . Fine. 1954. First Edition.

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A Fable

Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1954. Near fine in maroon cloth-covered boards with minor offset from binder's glue on the pastedowns and a short adherent mark on the front free endpaper. The unclipped dust jacket is near fine with minor rubbing at the tips. First issue binding and first issue top stain.. First edition, first issue. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

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A Fable

FAULKNER, William

New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); maroon cloth, with titles stamped in peach and silver on spine, and cross design stamped in black and blind on front panel; dustjacket; 437pp. Fine in a price-clipped, else Fine dustjacket, without a trace of the usual toning to spine panel. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction in 1955.

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A Fable

William Faulkner

New York - Random House, 1954 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Cuthbert Faulkner. Faulkner spent more than a decade and tremendous effort on it, and considered it his masterpiece when it was completed. The book takes place in France during World War I and stretches through the course of one week. It tells the stories of Corporal Stephan, who is representative of Jesus. The Corporal orders 3,000 troops to disobey orders to attack in the brutally repetitive trench warfare. In return, the Germans do not attack, and the war is simply stopped when the soldiers realize that it takes two sides to fight a war. The Generalissimo has the corporal arrested and executed; he is representative of leaders who use war solely to make themselves stronger (he invites the German general over to discuss how to start the war again). Before he has him shot, the Generalissimo tries to convince the Corporal that war can never be stopped because it is the essence of humanityCondition: In a red cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, with just some minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is quite smart, but with some edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall:VERY GOOD INDEEDwith VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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A Fable

FAULKNER, William

New York: Random House, 1954. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Small stamp of a noted novelist, fine in very good plus dustwrapper with short tears at the top of the front panel. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the first book to win both awards.

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A Fable

FAULKNER, WILLIAM

New York: Random House, 1954. First Printing. Very light offsetting to the blue endpapers. Dust jacket price clipped with a few very light wrinkles to head of spine. A clean and unworn copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+.

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A FABLE

Faulkner , William

New York: Random House, 1954. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st. Edition 1st. Printing ( as stated )1954 , burgundy cloth hardcover with purple illustration cover and sliver letters to the spine, dust jacket (dated 8/54 ) a 437 page book . This was novel winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Faulkner also the Nation Book award for that year. Condition : Very Good / Good with edge runs and nicks to the dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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A Fable.

FAULKNER, William.

[New York]:: Random House,, [1954].. First edition.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket.. A very fine copy in a fine jacket: a beautiful copy.. 8vo,.

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A FABLE Franklin Library

William Faulkner

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1976. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A limited edition published under the auspices of The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. ; A Limited Edition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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A Fable

FAULKNER, William

New York: Random House, 1954. First. hardcover. fine/very good(+). 8vo, cloth, d.w. N.Y.: Random House, (1954). First Edition. Near fine, not price-clipped.

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A Fable

Faulkner, William

London: Chatto & Windus, 1955 First Printing. First British Edition. A beautiful copy. Complete with wrap around band announcing the award for the Pulitzer Prize. Book is protected in a custom cut clear mylar cover.. First Edition. Fine/Fine.

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A Fable

Faulkner, William

Random House, 1954. Maroon cloth decorated with three pairs of crosses to front board and gilt/mauve titles to spine. Stated first printing. Book near fine with slight darkening to pastedowns, a few spots (about 6). DJ in Mylar dated 8/54, priced $4.75 also very good plus with one chip to head of spine, other edgewear/wear to back fold. 437 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

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Price: $250.00