“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 771 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.
Very minor spotting to endpapers and cloth, corners a bit rubbed. A near-fine copy.