“ALMOST INEVITABLE DEATH IN THE AIR”: FAULKNER’S PYLON, FIRST EDITION
FAULKNER, William. Pylon. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2500.
First trade edition.
Faulkner’s lifelong fascination with aviation found expression in Pylon, “his homage to those who rejected the ground for almost inevitable death in the air” (Karl 409).
Book with lightly toned spine and upper edge; dust jacket with two long closed tears expertly repaired and light toning to spine, very good.