New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929. First American Edition. Though not an immediate success at the time of publication, the novel would go on to become one of Faulkner's most popular and influential works. Basis for a 1959 adaptation directed by Martin Ritt, starring Yul Brynner and Joanne Woodward. First Printing. Octavo (20cm); patterned paper over boards, quarterbound in white linen with titles stamped in black on the spine; 401pp. Spine quite toned, with small losses to cloth at crown; boards slightly rubbed, and a thin crack to rear endpapers at gutter; just a Very Good copy, text tight and clean throughout; lacking the dustwrapper.