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William Faulkner:
A Centenary Celebration


Publishers experienced some success in marketing Faulkner's short stories as collections by using such enticements as dust jacket blurbs, signed editions, and the advertising of Faulkner as a Nobel and Pulitzer prize winner.

Idyll in the Desert. New York: Random House, 1931.
This is number 130 of 400 copies of this edition which have been signed by the author.

These 13: Stories. New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith [1931].

Miss Zilphia Gant. [Dallas]: The Book Club of Texas, 1932.
Of an edition of 300 copies, this is number 166.

Doctor Martino and Other Stories. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934.
This is number 116 of 360 copies signed by the author.

A Rose for Emily and Other Stories. New York: Editions for the Armed Services [1945].

Notes on a Horsethief. Decorations by Elizabeth Calvert. Greenville, Miss.: The Levee Press, 1950.
This edition is signed by the author.

Collected Stories of William Faulkner. New York: Random House [1950].
The National Book Award for Fiction was awarded to William Faulkner for this work in 1951.

Requiem for a Nun. New York: Random House [1951].

Collected Stories of William Faulkner. London: Chatto and Windus, 1951.
First British edition.

Mirrors of Chartres Street. Introduction by William Van O'Connor; Illustrated by Mary Demopoulos. [Minneapolis: Faulkner Studies 1953].
This is number 6 of a press overrun of the first edition signed by the binder, Allan Campbell.

The Faulkner Reader: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner. New York: Random House [1954].

Jealousy and Episode: Two Stories. Minneapolis: Faulkner Studies, 1955.
These two stories made their first appearance in the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 1925.

Faulkner's County: Tales of Yoknapatawpha County. London: Chatto & Windus, 1955.
This collection offers a sampling of Faulkner's tales set in the fictitious country known as Yoknapatawpha county, a name based on Native American legend and history indigenous to Mississippi.

New Orleans Sketches. Introduction by Carvel Collins. London: Sidgwick and Jackson Limited [1959].
This British edition brings together stories that Faulkner wrote while living in New Orleans. Each of these stories was first published in New Orleans publications such as the Times-Picayune.

Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner. Edited by Joseph Blotner. New York: Random House [1979].

Elmer. Edited by Dianne L. Cox and with a foreword by James B. Meriwether. Northport, Alabama: Published for Mississippi Quarterly by The Seajay Press, 1983.
This is number 89 of the first edition of 200 copies. William Faulkner later incorporated this story into what became The Wild Palms.

Father Abraham. Edited by James B. Meriwether and with wood engravings by John DePol. New York: Random House [1983].
Faulkner retold this as "Spotted Horses," another short story before folding it into The Hamlet, the first novel in the famous trilogy.

Father Abraham. Edited by James B. Meriwether; wood engravings by John DePol. [New York]: Red Ozier Press, 1983.
Father Abraham is an incomplete work, but it is the first attempt on Faulkner's part to write about the Snopes family who figure largely in the trilogy beginning with The Hamlet.

Afternoon of a Cow. [Iowa City: Iowa]: The Windhover Press, 1991.
Faulkner's pseudonymous work, written under the pen name Ernest V. Trueblood, appears in this fine press edition. The story, along with seven others, evolved later into The Hamlet.


The Marble Faun. Boston: The Four Seas Company [1924].
Ironically, it is this rare edition of poetry, of which there were only 500 copies printed, that helped Faulkner gain entrance into the publishing world. Phil Stone, Faulkner's long-time friend and literary advisor, prodded the young poet into writing The Marble Faun which became the first book published for the young, aspiring writer of novels.

This Earth: A Poem. With drawings by Albert Heckman. New York: Equinox, 1932.
First and only edition of this single poem revised from an earlier and longer version.

Salmagundi. Milwaukee: The Casanova Press, 1932.
This is number 358 of a limited edition of 525 copies. This edition of Faulkner's Salmagundi includes Ernest Hemingway's poem "Ultimately."

A Green Bough. With wood engravings by Lynd Ward. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1933.
This is number 344 of 350 of this limited signed edition.

A Green Bough. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1933.
First printing.

Mississippi Poems. With an introduction by Joseph Blotner and an afterword by Louis Daniel Brodsky. Oxford, Miss.: Yoknapatawpha Press, 1979.
A facsimile edition of Faulkner's poetry. The typed manuscript entitled "Mississippi Hills: My Epitaph" was later revised by Faulkner and retitled "This Earth."

Helen, A Courtship. New Orleans: Tulane University and Oxford, Miss.: Yoknapatawpha Press [1981]
A facsimile edition.

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