1932. Dallas: The Book Club of Texas, 1932.
8vo., xi, 29, [1 colophon] pp., title-page and colophon printed in black and brown. Original adobe-red cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, deckled edges. Faint finger smudges to upper board, otherwise a bright beautiful copy.
§ First edition, number 99 of 300 copies. A scarce, early short story by Faulkner, with a preface by Henry Nash Smith, and later reprinted in Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner. In Miss Zilphia Gant, which while published in 1932 was actually written in 1928, Faulkner introduces themes of violence, repressed sexuality, revenge, and isolation, that will recur throughout his career, especially in A Rose for Emily, and Dry September (Critical Companion to William Faulkner, By A. Nicholas Fargnoli, Michael Golay, p. 192). Item #108676