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Faulkner William A Fable

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

American author William Faulkner showcases the South in a way no other writer had before his time. Multiple perspectives on prejudice, mental instability, and the crumbling of social status puts Faulkner among the best of the best. His Pulitzer Prize winning book A Fable is a popular wish-list item for Faulkner aficionados.  It strays a bit in its setting and context from other works, and sets the tale amidst the backdrop of WWI and France. Published in 1954 by Random House (New York) the limited first editions includes 1000 numbered copies signed by Faulkner. Prices for this piece of literary history range from $800-$2000 if the original slipcase is included and condition is fine. Other limited first editions without the slipcase range from a few hundred to $700. First trade editions with dust jackets are available for as low as $60.

We collected a sample of 36 auction results of Faulkner, William's A Fable from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $60 and the highest overall price realized was $1920. The overall average price was $606 and the median price realized for the book was $540. There were 19 auctions (59%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 3 auctions (9%) exceeding the high estimates, and 10 auctions (31%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a PBA sale on May 22, 2014 of a 1954 - Random House edition for $1320 that one of 1000 signed by author; a PBA sale on April 03, 2008 of a 1954 - Random House edition for $1560 that one of 1000 signed by author; a Bonhams sale on February 18, 2007 of a 1954 - Random House edition for $1314 that one of 1000 signed by author;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Swann November 14, 2017 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $1000-$1500 $1040 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA July 27, 2017 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $200-$300 $180 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $1000-$1500 $1063 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA April 21, 2016 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $100-$150 $60 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2015 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $1000-$1500 $750 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA August 20, 2015 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $100-$150 $132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA July 31, 2014 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $1000-$1500 $960 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA May 22, 2014 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $1000-$1500 $1320 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 5, 2013 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $200-$300 $192 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 21, 2013 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $1000-$1500 $1125 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 10, 2012 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 - $625 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA August 30, 2012 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $800-$1200 $570 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA July 5, 2012 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $1000-$1500 $840 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA May 24, 2012 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams April 16, 2012 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 - $812 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA March 24, 2011 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $200-$300 $144 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann October 14, 2010 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York 1954 $1200-$1800 $720 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 19, 2009 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 - $1159 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann October 1, 2009 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York 1954 $1000-$1500 $1920 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann October 1, 2009 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York 1954 $250-$350 $360 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 18, 2009 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann October 16, 2008 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York 1954 $250-$350 $156 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA October 9, 2008 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 12, 2008 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 3, 2008 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $1500-$2500 $1560 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 29, 2007 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York 1954 $300-$400 $510 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 18, 2007 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 - $1314 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA December 14, 2006 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $150-$250 $180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 22, 2006 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $120-$180 $96 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 25, 2006 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York 1954 $1000-$1500 $805 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA January 26, 2006 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $200-$300 $156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 29, 2005 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $200-$300 $132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 2, 2005 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $150-$250 $216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA November 18, 2004 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $150-$250 $180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 30, 2004 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York Random House 1954 $2000-$3000 $1200 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann October 18, 2001 Faulkner, William. A Fable New York 1954 $800-$1200 $863 Swann Copies for Sale