Harry Morgan was hard - the classic Hemingway hero - rum-running, gun-running and man-running from Cuba to the Florida Keys in the Depression. He ran risks, too, from stray coastguard bullets and sudden double-crosses. But it was the only way he could keep his boat, keep his independence, and keep his belly full...This classic novella was turned ...Read MoreHarry Morgan was hard - the classic Hemingway hero - rum-running, gun-running and man-running from Cuba to the Florida Keys in the Depression. He ran risks, too, from stray coastguard bullets and sudden double-crosses. But it was the only way he could keep his boat, keep his independence, and keep his belly full...This classic novella was turned into a brilliant film by Howard Hawks - the film in which Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Becall met - and remains an important work by one of the greatest American novelists of the twentieth century.Read Less
Very good. A-format paperback. 208 p. Modern Classics. Audience: General/trade. One spine crease and the spine has some browning to it. The front cover has a slight crease to bottom front edge. The cover shows a watercolour of a man lighting a cigarette with fish in background. The page edges show medium/heavy tanning. This is a collectable very good copy of a 1962 book.
Fine in full dark green leather (morocco) with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments. The end sheets are marbled paper with the paste downs surrounded by gilt ruled leather turn-ins. The edges of the text block are gilt and the binding is stamped with "Asprey & Co. Ltd." of London. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5 1/4" with a small, highly gilt decorated leather label with a prior owner's name appears on the second free end page. This title was the basis of the 1944 film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and directed by Howard Hawks. 262 pages of text in a stunningly beautiful full leather binding with exquisite gilt tool work.
VG+ in Fine (Facsimile DW) jacket. Bound in black cloth, stamped in green and gold. The gilt on the facsimile signature on the front panel is barely readable. The gold and green stamped on the spine has held up well. Endpapers show some typical yellowing with the previous owner's neat name on the ffep. Overall a very acceptable copy of the true first edition (with the "A" on the copyright page) of this Hemingway novel. Included in the price of the book is a facsimile dust jacket that fits the book perfectly.
First Edition. Very good plus clean copy with gilt-stamping still gleaming and just a hint of edge wear in a very good dust jacket with some interior tape reinforcements, a hint of dust soiling and some tiny chips and tears. The basis of the classic Humphrey Bogart-Lauren Bacall film directed by Howard Hawks.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Published in New York by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1937. First Printing, with the Scribner's "A" and seal on the copyright page. Source for the Howard Hawks movie of the same name scripted by William Faulkner and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in her first role. Book near fine. DJ very good. DJ flap price is $2.50.
Fine in very good dust jacket. A fine first edition in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. 1937 on the title page and Scribner's A on the copyright page. Signed on the front free endpaper by the actor Otto Kruger, who was in High Noon.
Fine in very good dust jacket. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First edition. 1937 stated on copyright and title page with the letter "A" and Scribner's insignia. Dust jacket has original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap. Wear at along edges, corners and spine. A crease which runs across the middle of the entire jacket.
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