First edition. Volume 1 of the Snopes Trilogy. One of 250 copies, signed by the author.
New York: Random House, 1940.
Octavo, three-quarter dark green cloth over pale green boards, top edge gilt, housed in gray custom box. Very slight rub mark on top gilt edge. A fine copy.
Considered to be one of Faulkner's masterpieces. The Hamlet is one of the smallest limitations of Faulkner's signed editions. The later volumes in the Snopes Trilogy were issued in much larger limitations; however, because of the small run of The Hamlet there can only be 250 complete sets. [Petersen, Clark. Each In Its Ordered Place: A Faulkner Collector's Notebook A.20.c].