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High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has ...Show synopsisHigh in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dyamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels. Like many of his novels adapted into a major Hollywood film, For Whom the bell Tolls is one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century by one of the greatest American writers.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good(+) 8vo, unlettered brown wrappers, with the words ...Very good(+) 8vo, unlettered brown wrappers, with the words "Editorial Copy" written on the front cover in blue pencil. N.Y., 1940. First Edition. The book is inscribed in 1967 by Nathalie Walbridge, Scribner's assistant. "For---because I am sure Charlie Scribner and Ernest Hemingway would want him to have this book." In all probability, the very first copy of this major book. Front cover detached, otherwise fine, in a 1/2 red morocco case.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. A Fine copy, the first on the market since...Fine in Fine jacket. A Fine copy, the first on the market since 2009 when Ken Lopez offered Bruce Kahn's copy for $12, 500. Book Fine, bright and fresh in a Fine example of the notoriously fragile dust jacket. Jacket with one.5 inch tear and a trivial crinkle at the base of the spine. Otherwise rich, bright, unfaded and free of scuffs or other condition problems that keep the majority of copies in Very Good to Near Fine condition, but rarely (and we mean once every four years) does a copy in this condition come on the market. Housed in a custom quarter-leather slipcase with chemise. Hemingway'; s captivating story of an American demolitions expert joining a band of rebels during the Spanish Civil War. Based in part on Hemingway'; s first-hand experiences in Spain during the 1936-1939 civil war. "'For Whom the Bell Tolls' is a tremendous piece of work. It is the most moving document to date on the Spanish Civil War, and the first major novel of the Second World War." (Contemporary NY Times Book Review). Fine in Fine. dust jacket.
Description:Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. A fine first...Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. A fine first edition in a very good first issue dust jacket inscribed by Hemingway on the front free endpaper. No photographer name on back of jacket. Scribners A on copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
Description:Second small bookplate to front pastedown; some browning to...Second small bookplate to front pastedown; some browning to hinges from binder's adhesive; else a very nice copy in a very good jacket with some moderate chipping to the bottom edge. The largest chip slightly affects the "GW" in "Hemingway" at the... 471 pp. 8vo, Inscribed by Ernest Hemingway on a specially-designed bookplate for James W. Carlin.
Description:NY 1940. 8.5x5.5", cloth, 471pp, extremities bumped, spine tuned...NY 1940. 8.5x5.5", cloth, 471pp, extremities bumped, spine tuned, remnants of tape on spine, hinges loose, usual glue-stains on end papers. An ok copy, not a first, but INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HEMINGWAY.
Description:Near Fine in Very Good+ jacket. Inscribed by Hemingway to his...Near Fine in Very Good+ jacket. Inscribed by Hemingway to his very close friend and fishing buddy, Charles Thompson: "For Lorine and Charles with love from Ernest. Sept. 20, 1957." Near fine copy in sun-tanned dust jacket, chipped at the head. A choice association copy of one of Hemingway's most enduring works.
Description:Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in black on red...Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in black on red ground, top edge dyed red. Bookplate. Some light spotting to binding and toned endpapers, lettering to spine slightly rubbed. An excellent copy. Second edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Larry French with all best wishes from his friend Ernest Hemingway". French (1907–1987) was an American baseball player for the Chicago Cubs between 1935 and 1941. Hemingway, who grew up in Chicago, was a Cubs fan and became friendly with a number of the players, inviting them to visit his home in Cuba.
Description:First Edition, First Issue. From the library of actor, Randolph...First Edition, First Issue. From the library of actor, Randolph Scott, with his signature on the front free endpaper and his bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. Very good copy with a hint of darkening and rubbing to the cloth at the spine in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some minor edge wear. Randolph Scott is best known for his film work in the Western genre, appearing in such classics as The Virginian, The Last Round-Up, The Desperadoes, The Nevadan, The Cariboo Trail, Ride the High Country, etc. He became one of the top box-office stars of the 1950s and, in the Westerns of Budd Boetticher especially, a critically important figure in the Western as an art form.
Description:First edition. Foxing to the boards and the endpapers, a very...First edition. Foxing to the boards and the endpapers, a very good copy in a very near fine (possibly supplied, but was with the book when it came to us) second issue dustwrapper with a little rubbing. Author James Jones's copy with his ownership Signature on the front pastedown. An interesting association between two men who are probably best known for their war novels. See this book in 3D on our site.
Description:1. pp. 471. Description: 471 p. 22 cm. Subjects: Americans-...1. pp. 471. Description: 471 p. 22 cm. Subjects: Americans--Spain--Fiction. Spain--History--Civil War, 1936-1939--Fiction. References: Johnson, M. De V. First editions (4th ed. ), p. 236. First printings of Amer. Authors, v. 1, p. 179. With Scribner's indicative 'A' to the colophon. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy-scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.
For whom the bell tolls is not only a great song, but a wonderful novel. It portrays a little-known war in the US, and it has Hemingway's typical style that is refreshingly simple and prose-oriented. It is a great read- you won't be able to put it down!
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