New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927. First edition. A Fine copy of the book in a Near Fine dust jacket. One small tear at the crown repaired on the verso with tape. Spine a bit toned, otherwise a fresh example. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
Faulkner's second novel, Mosquitoes provides "a fascinating glimpse of the author as a young artist...introducing us to a colorful band of passengers on a boating excursion from New Orleans. This engaging, high-spirited tale -- which Faulkner wrote 'for the sake of writing because it was fun' -- provides a delightful accompaniment to his more canonical works" (Norton). On its release, Lillian Hellman declared Mosquitoes "full of the kind of swift and lusty writing that comes from a healthy, fresh pen" (NY Herald Tribune). Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4201)