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Soldiers' Pay by William Faulkner 1st / 1st 1930

Soldiers' Pay by William Faulkner 1st / 1st 1930


First UK edition published by Chatto & Windus in 1930. This is a very good or better copy. The wrapper has small amounts of loss to the top and bottom of the spine. There are two splits to the edge of the inside flap. There is a couple of small chips to the corners along with a tear to the inside lower flap. There are two tiny holes to the spine. Overall though, the jacket is fairly complete and not price clipped. The panels are clean and without marks. The book is in excellent condition, with only a bumped top corner for wear and some light sporadic foxing to the side text block. The dark green top stain is bright and the pages are very clean. Overall a very good or better copy. 


Faulkner's first novel, originally published in the US in 1926, it wouldn't be until 1930 that it was published in the UK and most likely in a small print run. The novel on the front wrapper exclaims "Not a War Book", it follows a wounded aviator's return home, significantly injured from time served in The Great War. The novel centres around his relationship with a war widow. It is a hard novel to find with the jacket and in this condition. 

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