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Faulkner William The Mansion

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

William Faulkner’s appeal as a master of Southern disposition and a marred society in Mississippi moves beyond his novels The Hamlet and The Town to complete the trilogy with The Mansion. The saga of murder and intrigue envelops the Snopes family and culminates in the spiraling undoing of its members. Faulkner plies his craft well in his narrative which provides readers with more views of the town of Jefferson’s events and citizens. The first edition of The Mansion published by Random House (New York) in 1959 came out with 500 hand-numbered copies with a signature by Faulkner on the limitation page. With a dust jacket in fine condition, this edition has sold at auction for $1800. Lower end prices are $100-$200. 

We collected a sample of 12 auction results of Faulkner, William's The Mansion from 2 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $60 and the highest overall price realized was $1800. The overall average price was $615 and the median price realized for the book was $249. There were 7 auctions (58%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 2 auctions (17%) exceeding the high estimates, and 3 auctions (25%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a PBA sale on May 24, 2012 of a 1959 - Random House edition for $1320 that one of 500 signed by author; a Swann sale on October 01, 2009 of a 1959 edition for $1800 that one of 500 signed by author; a PBA sale on September 29, 2005 of a 1959 - Random House edition for $1440 that one of 500 signed by author;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
PBA January 26, 2017 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York Random House 1959 $800-$1200 $600 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA January 30, 2014 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York Random House 1959 $100-$150 $60 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 20, 2012 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York 1959 $200-$300 $132 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA May 24, 2012 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York Random House 1959 $2000-$3000 $1320 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 24, 2011 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York Random House 1959 $300-$500 $270 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann October 1, 2009 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York 1959 $800-$1200 $1800 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA March 9, 2006 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York Random House 1959 $150-$250 $132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 29, 2005 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York Random House 1959 $1500-$2500 $1440 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 29, 2005 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York Random House 1959 $100-$150 $144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 30, 2004 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York Random House 1959 $100-$150 $108 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann October 24, 2002 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York 1959 $800-$1200 $1150 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA October 3, 2002 Faulkner, William. The Mansion New York Random House 1959 $100-$150 $228 PBA Copies for Sale