The Old Man

New York: Signet Books, 1948. First Separate Edition. INSCRIBED by Faulkner to publisher Kurt Enoch: "William Faulkner / New York / 5 Feb 1950 / Mr. Enoch." Faulkner inscriptions of this significance are rare. From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included.

This first separate publication of "The Old Man," proposed to Enoch by Faulkner himself, transforming one half of Faulkner's "The Wild Palms" into a stand-alone narrative, untangling the novel's two interwoven narratives with which Faulkner had never made peace.

Kurt Enoch was the founder of Signet Books and a publisher whose desire was to bring great literature and genre fiction out of the libraries and into the hands of readers. With a letter of provenance included. A tremendous association.

Near Fine in wrappers.


[Book #143853]

Price: $7,500.00