First published in 1926--and out of print for several years--"The Torrents of Spring" is not only a rare and invaluable example of Hemingway's early writings, but a wonderfully entertaining novel.First published in 1926--and out of print for several years--"The Torrents of Spring" is not only a rare and invaluable example of Hemingway's early writings, but a wonderfully entertaining novel.Read Less
Very Good in Very Good (see note) jacket. D.j. is browned on spine and at outer corners. Top and bottom of spine have a few small chips. Book is yellow cloth with blue lettering on spine. Book slightly darkened on spine. 173 pages. U.S. orders are shipped from N.Y. state.
7.5 x 5, dark, dark green cloth with reddish lettering, 143 pp, covers rubbed, extremities bumped and fraying, spine a little cocked, hinges loose, front inner hinge cracked, pp toned with scattered finger soil and a stain to the bottom edge of text block. FIRST ED ("1926").
Fine. A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Pasing of a Great Race. Handsomely rebound in full red morocco with facsimile signature of author stamped in gilt on front cover; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Fine. Uncommon title, as only 1250 were printed. Hanneman A4a.
Octavo. Hardcover in black cloth, no dust jacket. Hemingway's first novel, and second book to be published in America. Published in an edition of 1250 copies. VG. Some soiling to boards; small tear and stain on half-title due to paper-clip removal; binding tight. Consignment. Shelved in Case #2. Dupont.
Near Fine+ First Printing. 8vo: , 143, pp. Publisher's finely woven midnight-green cloth (appearing almost black)f, spine and upper cover lettered in scarlet, fore-and bottom edges untrimmed. Better than Near Fine (slight lean, fronrtend papers toned, several marginal stains to text) copy of Hemingway's first novel and second book to be published in America, one of only 1250 copies printed. Provenance: circular blindstamp of Ray McRae to front fly leaf, small bookseller's ticket of Brentano's, Paris, to lower paste down. Hanneman A4.A. The author's first novel, published by Scribner's after Boni and Liveright rejected it. In this slim volume, Hemingway parodied Sherwood Anderson's Dark Laughter (1925), and because Anderson was under contract with Boni and Liveright, that publisher chose not to publish the parody. According to the Literary Encyclopedia, The Torrents of Spring was on one level a declaration of literary independence (Anderson had served as something of a mentor to Hemingway), but many scholars also suspect Hemingway wrote the parody to escape from his three-book contract with Boni and Liveright. If that was the case, the plan worked, and Scribner's became Hemingway's publisher for the rest of his life. Still, some reviewers saw the book as a detour in Hemingway's own career, because Torrents of Spring had little in common with the excellent short stories he had published in his first U.S. book, In Our Time. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Very good in very good(+) jacket. A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race. 8vo, dark green cloth lettered in orange; somewhat rubbed. New York: Scribner's, 1926. First Edition. The book is "married" to a second printing dust wrapper with an identical front cover to the first, although the back flap bears a 1928 date. The preliminary pages are foxed. Hemingway's first novel, and second book to be published in America. Only 1, 250 copies were printed. Hanneman A4.4.
Mounted on the front pastedown is a Scribner's card reading "With the Compliments of the Author." On the front free endpaper is the bookplate of Genevieve Taggard. Otherwise, an attractive very good copy with a little use to the bottom of the spine and... 143 pp. 8vo,
Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Printing.
Very good(+) in good jacket. A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race. 8vo, cloth, d.w. (shallow loss at edges; some creasing & faint damp-staining; spine browned). New York: Scribner's, 1926. First Edition. Hemingway's first novel, and second book to be published in America. First issue dust jacket, with the $1.50 price and 9 titles listed on the rear panel. Only 1, 250 copies were printed. Hanneman A4.4.
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