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Faulkner William Requiem for a Nun

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Experimentation with point of view and unique techniques in storytelling, William Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun is a sequel to his earlier novel Sanctuary. It reads as a play and a novel, and continues the story of Temple Drake Stevens. The first issue was published in 1951 by Random House (New York)in a batch of 750 copies signed by Prices at auction typically range from $500 -$1500. The first trade edition incorrectly identified the artist as "M. McKnight Kauffer" (not "E. McKnight Kauffer) on front flap of jacket and can be found at auction for $60-$500 dependent on condition.

We collected a sample of 31 auction results of Faulkner, William's Requiem for a Nun from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $60 and the highest overall price realized was $1440. The overall average price was $545 and the median price realized for the book was $520. There were 17 auctions (59%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 3 auctions (10%) exceeding the high estimates, and 9 auctions (31%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Swann sale on October 01, 2009 of a 1951 edition for $1320 that one of 750 signed by author; a PBA sale on December 13, 2007 of a 1951 - Random House edition for $1440 that one of 750 signed by author; a Swann sale on March 21, 2002 of a 1951 edition for $1150 that one of 750 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. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $600-$900 $520 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2016 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $700-$1000 $845 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1950 $600-$900 $563 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA August 20, 2015 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $150-$250 $108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 16, 2015 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA November 7, 2013 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $700-$1000 $450 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 25, 2013 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 - $1000 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA July 5, 2012 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun London Chatto and Windus 1953 $100-$150 $84 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann June 21, 2012 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York 1950 $300-$500 $420 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA January 5, 2012 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $200-$300 $270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 24, 2011 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $200-$300 $192 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann October 14, 2010 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York 1951 $800-$1200 $660 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA July 8, 2010 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $600-$900 $600 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 23, 2010 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 - $610 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann October 1, 2009 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York 1951 $700-$1000 $1320 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann October 1, 2009 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York 1951 $300-$400 $360 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 18, 2009 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $1200-$1800 $1020 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann March 12, 2009 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York 1951 $600-$900 $840 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA December 13, 2007 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $1200-$1800 $1440 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA May 24, 2007 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $1200-$1800 $1140 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA May 24, 2007 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $200-$300 $840 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 15, 2007 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $300-$500 $180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA January 11, 2007 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $300-$500 $270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 28, 2006 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $300-$500 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 22, 2006 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $1500-$2500 $900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 22, 2006 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $300-$500 $228 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 29, 2005 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $200-$300 $270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA November 18, 2004 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $120-$180 $108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 30, 2004 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $150-$250 $192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA August 15, 2002 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York Random House 1951 $100-$150 $60 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann March 21, 2002 Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun New York 1951 $500-$750 $1150 Swann Copies for Sale