Hemingway's short stories are considered his best work because of their controlled economy, the simplicity of their language, and Hemingway's ...Show synopsisHemingway's short stories are considered his best work because of their controlled economy, the simplicity of their language, and Hemingway's constant struggle to get to the truth in a situation. He is not widely known as a poet, but his poetry is not without merit, and is fascinating for the light it sheds upon a complex man and writer.Hide synopsis
Edition: Facsimile edition of the Paris 1923 edition;
Publisher: Bruccoli Clark Books,
Description:Small octavo in cloth; VG+; DJ; reproduction of original covers...Small octavo in cloth; VG+; DJ; reproduction of original covers in blue paper; thick high quality paper; pp. 58. Dust jacket is price-clipped. Light edge-wear. Previous owner's embossed stamp to front free end page, otherwise no markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. Shelve: CASE #0 Spine is white with black and orange text. Dupont.
Description:VG in VG jacket. 12 Mo. Gilt lettered blue cloth in decorative...VG in VG jacket. 12 Mo. Gilt lettered blue cloth in decorative dust jacket. Facsimile of the first edition from 1923 published by Contact Editions, Robert McAlmon's vaunted press. Book stamp on endpaper. Magic marker spot on endpaper. Bookstore sticker on front panel o/w nice facsimile copy of Hemingway's first book.
Description:Very Good. First edition, limited to only 300 copies. Original...Very Good. First edition, limited to only 300 copies. Original publisher's printed blue wrappers. An attractive, unrestored copy with some toning to the spine, a few minor spots to wrappers, spine slightly chipped, else a very good to near fine copy. Housed in a custom quarter leather case.
Description:12mo. (18cm); issued in grayish-blue paper covers printed in...12mo. (18cm); issued in grayish-blue paper covers printed in black; 64pp. Custom quarter Morocco slipcase and chemise. Evidence of cleaning to wrappers, resulting in some uneven discoloration within and around the typographic elements, but still a tidy, well-preserved copy of Hemingway's scarce first book, published in an edition of only 300 copies. HANNEMAN A1.a.
Description:Octavo. Original blue-grey wrappers printed in black. Housed in...Octavo. Original blue-grey wrappers printed in black. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Contents very lightly toned, backstrip rubbed and with some signs of tape removed from the backstrip but a very good copy. First edition, sole printing, apparently one of 300 copies; the author's first book. Signed presentation copy, inscribed on the second blank leaf, "To Don Marquis from Ernest Hemingway". The recipient was Donald Robert Perry Marquis (1878–1937), the author and newspaper columnist best known for the creation of Archy the cockroach, the reincarnation of a free verse poet. Marquis travelled to England and on to Paris in October 1923. The book had been published sometime that summer.
Description:VG+ in VG+ jacket. 12 Mo. Inscribed by the Author Black lettered...VG+ in VG+ jacket. 12 Mo. Inscribed by the Author Black lettered blue jacket over beige wraps, enclosed in green cloth slipcase. Hemingway's first book. Although Bill Bird's Three Mountains Press' In Our Time was contracted earlier, Robert McAlmon's Contact Editions book was published and released earlier. Limited to 300 copies only. This copy inscribed by Hemingway on the front endpaper "This book is the property of James Cowan--he is not responsible for it--nor did he buy it. It was presented to him by the author--Ernest Hemingway" Cowan was a fellow reporter for the Toronto Star newspaper, for which Hemingway also worked. Included also is a sheaf of correspondence between former owners and James Cowan attesting to it's history and authenticity. Also included a dealer's catalogue in which this book was listed for sale back in late thirties or forties. This copy wrapped in glassine which is contemporary but not original. Wear and a few tears to the extremities but a particularly fine example of a fragile book. A great Toronto copy of an essential item in the Hemingway canon.
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