Hard Cover. New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1934. 1st Edition. Near Fine.
First edition, signed limited issue of 360 numbered copies. Signed by Faulkner on the limitation page. Publisher's maroon and black cloths, lettered in gilt, black top stain, printed on rag paper. About near fine, with some light wear to the spine ends, light fading and slight lean to the spine, bookseller's plate to the rear pastedown, bright and clean interior. Overall, a pleasing copy. Petersen A16.1a. Doctor Martino is a collection of short stories that includes "Fox Hunt," "There Was a Queen," "The Leg," "Mountain Victory," "Death Drag," and "Honor," among others. In these stories, Faulkner experiments with a variety of literary styles and techniques; some of the stories, such as "Doctor Martino" and "Beyond," contain elements of the supernatural, while others, such as "Black Music" and "Smoke," are indicative of the author's experimentation with the detective genre. Notably, the most popular stories in the collection, including "The Hound" and "Wash," are set in the post-war south in Faulkner's typical fashion and foreshadow his later novels The Hamlet (1940) and Absalom, Absalom! (1936), respectively.