"THE PAST IS NOT A DIMINISHING ROAD BUT, INSTEAD, A HUGE MEADOW WHICH NO WINTER EVER QUITE TOUCHES…"
FAULKNER, William. These 13. New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, (1931). Octavo, original half gray cloth, blue cloth boards, original dust jacket. $4200.
First trade edition, first issue, of the first published collection of Faulkner's stories.
This remarkable collection, published two years after The Sound and the Fury, contains several of Faulkner's best known and most admired short stories, including "A Rose for Emily," "That Evening Sun," and "Dry September." Published simultaneously with the signed limited edition. First issue, with error on contents page ("280" for "208").
Book very nearly fine, dust jacket near-fine with only minor wear and toning to extremities. A handsome, near-fine copy.