Section XIII: Faulkner Etceteras

Number Item Edition Condition Cost
13-1.The Faulkner Newsletter and Yoknapatawpha Reviewa) #9 of 350 spiral bound sets collecting the first 54 issues, January 1981 through April 1994(VG)100.00
b) 39 loose issues from April 1982 through October 2001, plus 10 duplicates - 49 original issues(a couple have minor damage, most are VG)as a lot 50.00
This quarterly publication was the constantly-updating biography of Faulkner's life after his death; a family newsletter, with all people remotely connected to William Faulkner considered as part of the family. Reports on new publications, new sales, new acquisitions, milestones, conferences, biographies, photographs, everything pertaining to the life, work or study of Faulkner that the editors knew about. If Faulkner was/is a friend to you the Newsletter is what you read for pleasure. Alas, it ceased publication several years ago.
13-2.booklet promoting the 1974 first Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference original (F)15.00
13-3.booklet promoting the 1975 second Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conferenceoriginal (F)10.00
13-4.booklet promoting the 1976 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conferenceoriginal (F minus)7.00
13-5.booklet promoting the 1977 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conferenceoriginal (F)7.00
13-6.booklet promoting the 1978 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conferenceoriginal (F)7.00
13-7.booklet promoting the 1981 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conferenceoriginal (F minus)7.00
13-8.poster promoting the 1981 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conferenceoriginal (VG)5.00
13-9.18 x 24 poster promoting the 1989 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference "Faulkner and Religion"original (VG, rolled)10.00 item
13-11.11 x 17 poster promoting "A Faulkner 100: A Centennial Exhibition" at the Ole Miss Library in 1997original (VG, rolled)10.00
13-12.Poster (16" by 20") for the book Faulkner's World, the reprint of Martin Dain's book. original (rolled, VG)10.00
13-13.14" by 21" poster promoting the 1987 William Faulkner U.S. postage stamporiginal (VG)20.00
13-14.vinyl record: Faulkner Reads the Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, and Sections From As I Lay Dying, A Fable, and "The Old Man" (1954, Caedmon Records TC 1035) a) believed first pressing (warped/G)5.00
b) later pressing(F/F)30.00
The record sleeve for the first pressing bears a much nicer photograph than do the sleeves for later pressings. First pressings of this record were apparently in small quantity, as the overwhelming majority of copies I see are from the 1960s or later. While the material is currently available on cassette the original vinyl, even later pressings, is uncommon.
13-15.vinyl record: Faulkner Reads From The Sound and the Fury and Light In August (1957, MGM #E3617 ARC) original (F/ink price on back of sleeve, a 3 3/4" piece of clear tape on an edge, else F)150.00
This material has not been available in any form for thirty years. Records with material from these sessions are considerably more difficult to find than ones with the Caedmon recordings. It can fairly be said that this material is quite uncommon.
13-16.filmstrip from Educational Dimensions (1973)original(VG)5.00
This was originally part of a book/ cassette tape/ filmstrip set for use in schools. I just have the film. I don't know what machine would play it. With hundreds of images from Faulkner's life a purchaser could make prints as with slides.
13-17."William Faulkner Is Dead", New York Times, July 7, 1962original(just the article, not the full paper5.00
13-18.collection of newspaper and magazine clippings: reviews, biographical, etc.original(generally VG)10.00
13-19.The Literary Career of William Faulkner
A program from the 1957 Exhibition of Faulkner materials at the Princeton University Library.
13-20.William Faulkner: Man Working 1919-1959
A program from the 1959 Exhibition of Faulkner materials at the University of Virginia.
13-21.First Presentation of the PEN/ Faulkner Award In Fiction
A program from the 1981 event at the University of Virginia.
13-22.Promotional card from Faulkner Studies for the book Mirrors of Chartres Streetoriginal(VG)10.00
13-23.Joseph Blotner recounts returning to Oxford after Faulkner's death, in Ford Times, April 1975original(F)5.00
13-24.Souvenir booklet from the program in Oxford, Mississippi honoring Faulkner's 100th birthday in 1997.original(F)5.00
13-25. First Day Cover for the Faulkner postage stamp, postmarked Oxford, MS August 3, 1987a) original 3 1/2" by 6 1/2" envelope with a picture of Faulkner from chest-up; a picture of Faulkner reading, in front of a bookcase; and a list of some titles; in black and white. (envelope is addressed, otherwise F)6.00
b) original 3 1/2" by 6 1/2" envelope with a picture of Faulkner smoking a pipe, behind some of his books(F)6.00
c) original 3 1/2" by 6 1/2" envelope with a picture of Faulkner's head superimposed over a map, Rowan Oak below, biography on the back of the envelope(F)6.00
d) original 3 1/2" by 6 1/2" envelope with a picture of Faulkner's head superimposed over Rowan Oak, with a picture of Faulkner at a typewriter, biography on the back of the envelope(F)6.00
e) original 3 1/2" by 6 1/2" envelope with a picture of Faulkner's head, over laurel leaves(F)6.00
13-26. Souvenir postcard from University of Mississippi Special Collections Centennial Station postmarked September 25, 1997 in honor of Faulkner's birthoriginal (card is addressed, otherwise F)3.00
13-27.Unused sheet of 50 Faulkner postage stamps from 1987. Looks great framed, or can be used for postage. original(F)25.00
13-28.Cleanth Brooks' autograph on a book plate.
Brooks, one of the first and leading Faulkner scholars, is deceased.
13-29.Malcolm Cowley's autograph on a book plate.
Cowley, crucial to Faulkner's resurgence, is deceased.
13-30.3" by 5" card from Life Magazine with a photo of Faulkner on the front and trivia on the backoriginal(F)3.00
13-31.The Double Dealer magazine, January 1922original(VG)75.00
13-32.The Double Dealer magazine, February 1922original(VG)75.00
The Double Dealer was where Faulkner's career as a writer started. It was here that his first non-school prose was published; it was here that he got his first encouragement from an editor with some ability to evaluate ability. Though these issues do not contain Faulkner contributions (see items 6-1 and 6-2 for those) these issues showed the company he was to be keeping. All issues of this magazine are hard to find.
13-33.8" by 10 1/2" print with a Faulkner caricature by David Levine that originally appeared in the New York Review of Books, from the suite of prints published in 1964original(F)10.00
13-34.Hemispheres magazine, July 2003:
Contains that year's Faux Faulkner winner.
13-35.Jacobs and Jones, The Beaver Papers (1983)
Speaking of bad Faulkner, this collection of "lost" episodes of the television show Leave it to Beaver as if written by famous authors includes "The Beaver and the Fury."
paperback original, first printing (F)3.00
13-36.color Faulkner family coat of arms on a 12" by 15" frame-able page1950s (?) original (VG)30.00
13-37.5" by 7" photo of Faulkner and Estelle in front of Rowan Oak, probably 1950s1950s original (?) (one stain, otherwise VG)20.00
13-38.Ole Miss student yearbook for 1925 first edition (VG)500.00
This does not contain material by Faulkner, but he is here. JWT Falkner is listed as a member of the Board of Trustees. Dorothy "Dot" Oldham, sister of Estelle, appears twice, once with a possible photo. And someone named Wm. Faulkner is listed as an "Honorary Member" of the Marionettes Club. This last entry is particularly interesting - in the 1923 yearbook he appeared in the same capacity as "William Falkner." An identity was taking place.

Page 213-4, with a non-Faulkner illustration on one side, blank on the back, was missing when I got this, and is now present in a color photocopy. The book otherwise is in very good condition.

13-39.Swift, Last Orders (1996)first edition, signed (VG/VG)25.00
A dead body needs to be buried. Nature, human and otherwise, conspire against the deed. Chapters are titled with character names, and are told by the title character. One chapter is one sentence long. I'm sure that readers of this catalog understand why I've included this book by an English author in this catalog. Amazingly, none of the members of the jury of one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world had any idea where Swift had found his inspiration.

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