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Faulkner William Pylon

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Known for his keen insight and original approach to addressing sensitive subjects of American society in the South, William Faulkner is a highly sought after writer for bibliophiles. With novels such as The Sound and the Fury, A Light in August, and As I Lay Dying, Faulkner's titles appeal to collectors for their rich truths, unique style, and universal themes. Although a lesser known title, Pylon, published in 1935 by Harrison Smith and Robert Haas (New York), this novel is alluring to those in Faulkner circles. This first edition was released as a limited edition with Faulkner's signature, but only 301 copies were available Copies typically range from $900-$1400. Even the first trade edition has sold for as much as $840 with dust jackets.

We collected a sample of 26 auction results of Faulkner, William's Pylon from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $120 and the highest overall price realized was $1610. The overall average price was $466 and the median price realized for the book was $284. There were 16 auctions (64%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 2 auctions (8%) exceeding the high estimates, and 7 auctions (28%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Swann sale on June 19, 2014 of a 1935 - Harrison Smith and Robert Haas edition for $1375 that one of 310 signed by author; a Swann sale on November 11, 2004 of a 1935 edition for $1610 that one of 310 signed by author; a Swann sale on October 18, 2001 of a 1935 edition for $1150 that one of 310 signed by author;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Swann November 10, 2016 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York 1935 $500-$750 $358 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA July 14, 2016 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $400-$600 $250 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2015 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $400-$600 $281 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA April 16, 2015 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $200-$300 $144 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann June 19, 2014 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $1200-$1800 $1375 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 21, 2013 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $600-$900 $750 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA May 24, 2012 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $250-$350 $156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 24, 2011 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $150-$250 $144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA February 24, 2011 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $200-$300 $180 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann October 14, 2010 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York 1935 $250-$350 $180 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann October 1, 2009 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York 1935 $200-$300 $300 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA October 9, 2008 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $400-$600 $240 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 17, 2008 Faulkner, William. Pylon London Chatto and Windus 1935 - $270 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA May 24, 2007 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $1000-$1500 $1080 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA May 24, 2007 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $300-$500 $390 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 17, 2007 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York 1935 $400-$600 $420 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA December 14, 2006 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $600-$900 $450 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA January 26, 2006 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $500-$800 $840 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann September 29, 2005 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York 1935 $400-$600 $288 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 2, 2005 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $800-$1200 $720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 24, 2005 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA November 18, 2004 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1935 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 11, 2004 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York 1935 $600-$900 $1610 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann October 18, 2001 Faulkner, William. Pylon London 1935 $200-$300 $173 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann October 18, 2001 Faulkner, William. Pylon New York 1935 $800-$1200 $1150 Swann Copies for Sale