William Faulkner. As I Lay Dying. New York: Jonathan Cape, Harrison Smith, [1930]. First edition, first state with initial letter on page eleven misaligned. Octavo (7.375 x 5 inches; 187 x 127 mm.). [vi], 254 pages. Publisher's light brown cloth, spine and front board lettered in brown; top edge stained reddish brown; in original dust jacket. Spine very gently leaning; front joint lightly soiled; upper corners softly bumped; upper edge rear of board bumped and a very small divot to the bottom edge; trivial wear to extremities. Dust jacket very lightly soiled; spine panel faintly dulled with a shallow bump to the interior; crown lightly worn with layered paper tape and cellophane tape repairs on the verso; folds softly creased with tiny chips to fold edges; short closed tear (about five-eighths inches) to the upper edge of the rear panel; bottom edge of the rear flap neatly trimmed. A near fine copy in an attractive very good dust jacket.

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