Miss Zilphia Gant
William Faulkner, 1932
FAULKNER, William (1897-1962). Miss Zilphia Gant. Dallas: Book Club of Texas, 1932.

First edition, limited to 300 numbered copies. Written in December of 1928, this is of one of Faulkner's earliest Yoknapatawpha stories. Upon reading "Miss Zilphia Gant," Scribner's editor Alfred Dashiell told Faulkner it was "by far the most coherent thing of yours I have seen," but nonetheless rejected it. H.L. Mencken also rejected it before it was bought by the Southwest Review, but consequently deemed too long to run. It was then bought by the Book Club of Texas, which published the present limited edition. Faulkner never chose to include the story in any of his story collections, and it was not regularly published until Blotner's Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner in 1979. This is copy number 73. Petersen A12.1.

Octavo. With the prospectus and order form loosely inserted. Original cloth; original glassine jacket (a few small chips, including one to spine panel); custom box.
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