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ABSALOM, ABSALOM by  William Faulkner - First US Edition; First Printing - 1936 - from collectiblefirsteditions and Biblio.com

ABSALOM, ABSALOM

by Faulkner, William

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Black boards are clean and fresh-looking. Upper board corners bumped and moderately rubbed; low


Random House. Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Black boards are clean and fresh-looking. . Upper board corners bumped and moderately rubbed; lower ones w/trace . rubbing only; several very short (1/4") closed tears spine ends; front . inside gutter appears to have been repaired. Last blank has small, . slightly frayed spot (1/2") at fore-edge. Leaves In unread condition!. 1936. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1 of only 6000 copies. Unstated first (as called for) DATE, 1936, appears on the title page and copyright page; Publisher colophon PRESENT on title page; 'RANDOM HOUSE' present on title page, and in one line at base of spine; and, ALL OTHER INDICIA -- collation; weight; publisher; size; etc. -- consistent with this being a FIRST PRINTING. Includes chronology and genealogy at rear, in addition to color folding map. Top edge stained red (NICE). Book is VERY clean; straight; square; solid; unmarked; tight; etc. QUITE POSSIBLY UNREAD -- as leaves are w/little exception in vrry fine condition. Black boards are clean and fresh-looking. Upper board corners bumped and moderately rubbed; lower ones w/trace rubbing only; several very short (1/4") closed tears spine ends; front inside gutter appears to have been repaired. Last blank has small, slightly frayed spot (1/2") at fore-edge. LEAVES in VERY NICE, UNREAD Condition! JUST ABOUT PRISTINE! ; 8vo .

William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury , Absalom, Absalom! , and As I Lay Dying , among many other  remarkable books. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France’s Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962.


  • Bookseller: collectiblefirsteditions US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 13
  • Title: ABSALOM, ABSALOM
  • Author: Faulkner, William
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Black boards are clean and fresh-looking. Upper board corners bumped and moderately rubbed; low
  • Edition: First US Edition; First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Date published: 1936
  • Bookseller catalogs: Nobel prize winners;


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