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8vo, pp. [xii], 326, ,  catalogue. Coarse turquoise cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Green top edge, bottom untrimmed. Spine and gilt faded, small stain over 'Soldier,' edges tobacco-browned. Some spotting to prelims, very occasionally to text block. Else, tight and square. A very good copy.
Faulkner's first novel, published in the UK four years after his US debut. Richard Hughes, whose A High Wind in Jamaica had recently been issued by Chatto, was instrumental in introducing Faulkner to the British-reading public. In his Preface, Hughes offers a pen portrait of the American author for readers: “Physically, he is short in stature; but he is hardily constructed. His hair and eyes are very black. His nose, broken once, is aquiline, and his expression sharp and keen. He has a ready wit, and is a brilliant and sure conversationalist, with the talent for inventing spontaneously extraordinary and imaginative stories.” (ix).
Author FAULKNER, William; HUGHES, Richard (Preface),
Publisher London: Chatto & Windus
Condition Very Good