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FAULKNER, WILLIAM. - Original handwritten letter to Ben Wasson. [ Tipped in on second free endpaper of: Faulkner, William - These 13 ]

Ink on paper. Single leaf, folded five times. 27,5 x 21 cm. Recto only. 15 lines to 'Dear Ben', signed 'Bill'. Not dated [but problably written in November 1930]. The letter is tipped in on second free endpaper of: Faulkner, William - These 13. New York, Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. Cloth (hardcover; slightly stained and back slightly discoloured). 358 pag. First edition. One of the 299 special edition copies that were numbered and signed by the author (this is copy number 16, probably Wasson's own copy). * Interesting letter to Faulkners literary agent and friend Ben Wasson, concerning his life at the Shegog House, that Faulkner purchased on April 12, 1930. He tells Wasson that he spend the whole summer repairing the the deteriorated property from 1844 and talks about his country lifestyle: 'I have 13 chickens,a cow (...) and 5 gallons of whiskey.' Faulkner also referres to Curtis Brown, a London-based literary agent who sold his story Red Leaves to the English magazine Saturday Evening Post (Red Leaves was published by the Post on october 25, 1930). Faulkner promises Wasson to send him some 'stuff' as soon as he gets to it. Very positive letter from the Shegog house! This letter is NOT in Selected letters of William Faulkner (edited by Joseph Blotner).
EUR 12000.00 [Appr.: US$ 13072.76 | £UK 10075 | JPą 2064253] Book number 69183

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