Featuring Hemingway's only full-length play, "The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War" brilliantly evokes the tumultuous Spain of the 1930s. These works, which grew from Hemingway's adventures as a newspaper correspondent in and around besieged Madrid, movingly portray the effects of war on soldiers, civilians, and the ...Read MoreFeaturing Hemingway's only full-length play, "The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War" brilliantly evokes the tumultuous Spain of the 1930s. These works, which grew from Hemingway's adventures as a newspaper correspondent in and around besieged Madrid, movingly portray the effects of war on soldiers, civilians, and the correspondents sent to cover it.Read Less
Fair. Rubbing, indentations, small stains and general discoloration, . Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writi.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1939. 590 pages. No dust jacket. Light brown boards. Tightly bound bright pages with light tanning to text block edge and endpapers. Front free endpaper and pastedown displays previous owner's inscription. Small tear to the bottom of the front hinge. Boards are heavily soiled with water damage. Heavy edge wear and corner bumping. Tanning to spine. Ink stains to lower spine. A nice reading copy.
Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Tight book with slanted spine mild edgewear to red boards no internal markings pages clean crisp and suppleDJ in mylar has mild to no observable wear; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 151 pages.
Near Fine. Close to near fine in a good dj. (Vintage bookshop sticker at bottom edge of rear pastedown. 4"-inch long triangular chip at head of rear panel of dj. 1 1/2 " deep at most. Shallow chipping at crest of spine on dj., barely affecting titles. Two-inch tear adjacent to rear panel chip. Long tear at seam of rear dj. flap which is hardly discernable. Beginning of a crack at rear hinge of pastedown. Also offsetting to edges of pastedowns. Brick red hue on spine of dj. better preserved than most copies one sees) 5300 copies printed.
Very Good in Good jacket. 1st Printing. "The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories" by Ernest Hemingway. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1938. Small octavo [5.75" x 8.5"], 597 pp. First edition first printing with the Scribner's "A" and Seal on the copyright page. Comes with its scarce original dust jacket. The dust jacket is in good condition. Moderate creasing, tearing, and chipping to the edges. Heavy chipping at the top of the spine, affecting the title and photograph on rear panel. Wear and soiling to the panels. The front flap is price-clipped. Pieces of the front flap fold is missing. The book is in very good minus overall condition. Soiling and staining to the boards and spine. The spine is sunned with lightly worn labels. Browning to the gutters. Gift inscription in ink on the front paste-down. Some light soiling and smudging within the textblock. One of just 5, 350 first edition copies. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books.
Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt on a black panel, facsimile of author's signature to front cover in black, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. A few small light stains to rear cover, a small dark mark to spine, edges and endpapers tanned, spine ends and corners very lightly rubbed. An excellent copy in price-clipped jacket with dusty spine, rubbed and nicked extremities, a couple of small closed tears and minor loss to head of spine and rear flap unnecessarily repaired with tape. First edition, first printing. This book contains the first printing of Hemingway's only play, The Fifth Column, written under bombardment in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War; it also contains four previously uncollected stories and reprints of short stories from In Our Time, Men Without Women, and Winner Take Nothing. Hanneman A16a.
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