Item #4962 THE HAMLET. William Faulkner.


New York: Random House, 1940. First Edition. An attractive copy of the first volume in Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy. Basis for Martin Ritt's 1958 film The Long, Hot Summer, starring Paul Newman, Orson Welles, and Joanne Woodward. Petersen A20a. Item #4962

First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); black cloth, with titling and rule stamped in gilt and red on spine and front panel; purple topstain; dustjacket; [x],[2],3-421,[3]pp. Some trivial handling to boards, with light oxidation to gilt; Near Fine, with the purple topstain bright and unfaded. In the first state dustjacket designed by James Salter, with 10 Random House titles listed on rear panel; unclipped (priced $2.50), gently spine-sunned, with light wear to extremities, and a tiny nick at crown; a Near Fine, unrestored example.

Price: $2,800.00

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