“ALMOST INEVITABLE DEATH IN THE AIR”: SIGNED BY FAULKNER, ONE OF ONLY 310 COPIES
FAULKNER, William. Pylon. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935. Octavo, original three-quarter blue cloth, silver metallic paper boards, top edge silver, uncut and partially unopened, original cardboard slipcase. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $4500.
Signed limited first edition, number 75 of 310 copies signed by Faulkner.
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). With a facsimile of page 58 of the manuscript, folded and tipped in before the title page.
Wear, toning, and a bit of minor joint repair to scarce slipcase. Book extremely good, with scattered oxidation to metallic boards and toning to spine. A desirable signed copy.