Lot 12FAULKNER, WILLIAM
As I Lay Dying. New York: Jonathan Cape: Harrison Smith, 1930. First edition, first printing (with the initial letter "I" dropped on page 11). Publisher's cloth stamped in brown (with perfect type and the upper edge stained brown), in original dust jacket with $2.50 price present. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches (18.5 x 12 cm); 254 pp. A near fine, unrestored copy overall with a few chips to spine tips, the verso with a a few unobtrusive tape repairs at head of spine and flap corners, two short splits to two foot of spine at folds, bookplate of Henry Tatnall Brown, Jr., now detached and with some residue to pastedown.
The first edition of As I Lay Dying was 2250 copies: it is surmised that only 750 copies contained the error on p. 11 (the binding points without priority). Petersen A7a.
Sold for $3,750