“FAULKNER AT HIS MOST NOSTALGIC”: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF NOTES ON A HORSETHIEF
FAULKNER, William. Notes on a Horsethief. Greenville, Mississippi: Levee Press, 1950. Slim octavo, original pictorial green cloth. $2200.
Signed limited first edition, number 588 of 975 signed by Faulkner.
The New York Times praised Notes on a Horsethief as "at once a brilliantly told story of a manhunt and a subtly woven allegory on man's fate" (Blotner, 539). "The stolen racehorse recaptures a Mark Twain-like America, before war, commercialization, publicity-it is Faulkner at his most nostalgic, when he could be a believer" (Karl, 761). It is the only of Faulkner's works first published in his home state of Mississippi. No slipcase was issued with this limited edition. Petersen A30.1.
A fine signed copy.