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Soldier's Pay
William Faulkner, 1926
FAULKNER, William (1897-1962). Soldier's Pay. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926.

First edition of the author's first novel, published with the help of Sherwood Anderson. In the scarce dust jacket. Horace Liveright agreed to pay $200 for the manuscript, originally titled "Mayday." The World War I story met with some favorable reviews as an experimental novel by an unknown writer, but, like Mosquitoes, was not a commercial success. Petersen A2.1.

Octavo. Original cloth (few spots); pictorial dust jacket (mild sunning to spine panel; folds and corners reinforced on verso, repaired closed tear to upper panel, small chips at spine panel ends and at top right corner of upper panel are restored); custom box.
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