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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 375

Montblanc, “Writers Edition”, Ref. 28765, made in 2007

“William Faulkner”, limited edition, No. 10 093 / 16 000

CHF 450 - 550

EUR 400 - 500 / USD 500 - 600 / HKD 3,800 - 4,700

Sold: CHF 575

Fountain-pen with medium 18K two-tone gold nib engraved with bi-plane motif (dated 2007)

Original fitted box and outer box, “William Faulkner” booklet and guarantee (dated September 18, 2007)

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Brand Montblanc


Montblanc, “William Faulkner”

Montblanc created this pen in 2007 in honour of William Faulkner (1897-1962), in a limited and numbered edition of 16 000 examples. The sixteenth of Montblanc’s “Writers Edition”.

The pen in platinum-plated and black and brown marbled resin, have a sophisticated Art Deco elegance recalling Faulkner’s era.

The ball-point-pen was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 18 000 examples.

The mechanical pencil was produced in a limited and numbered edition of … 000 examples.

A set of three writing instruments, comprising a fountain-pen, a ball-point-pen and a mechanical pencil, was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 4 000 examples.


Faulkner, William Cuthbert
September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962

American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, screenplays, poetry, essays, and a play. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Though his work was published as early as 1919 and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner’s renown reached its peak upon the publication of Malcolm Cowley’s The Portable Faulkner and his 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the only Mississippi-born Nobel laureate. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), each won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were As I Lay Dying (1930) and Light in August (1932). Absalom, Absalom! (1936) appears on similar lists.


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