New York: Random House, 1942. First Edition. "Faulkner intended this as a novel, though it includes material previously (or concurrently) published as individual stories. The sections are entitled "Was," "The Fire and the Hearth," "Pantaloon in Black," "The Old People," "The Bear," "Delta Autumn," and "Go Down, Moses." Generally these sections are considerably rewritten from previously published short stories bearing the same titles." Petersen A21b. Item #1732
First Printing. Octavo; first issue black binding, with titling and rule in gilt and red on spine and front panel; red topstain; dustjacket; 383pp. Spine gilt slightly oxidized, with minute wear to upper 1" of rear board edge; very Near Fine, with the topstain notably bright and unfaded. In the first state dustjacket, with 8 titles listed on rear panel; price-clipped, gently spine-sunned, with some light wear to extremities, minor erosion to upper 1" of rear flap fold, and a tiny smudge along front joint; a presentable, Very Good+ example without significant loss.