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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 ...Show synopsisFirst 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.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good in Very Good (see note) jacket. D.j. is browned on...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.
Description:7.5 x 5, dark, dark green cloth with reddish lettering, 143 pp,...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").
Description:Fine. A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Pasing of a Great Race....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.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. First British edition of...Very Good in Very Good jacket. First British edition of Hemingway's Torrents of Spring. Very good plus in similar dust jacket. The book has slight darkening at the extremities, but the covers are bright and free of foxing as is common with this title. The dust jacket is complete and unclipped with with original price of "5s net". The jacket is complete with no chips or tears, though it has some rubbing and dustiness to the covers. Very unusual in this nice a condition with no major flaws to the complete dust jacket. Enclosed in a custom-made slipcase.
Description:Near Fine. First edition, first printing of the author's first...Near Fine. First edition, first printing of the author's first novel. One of 1250 copies. Original publisher's cloth. A near fine copy with minor wear at the spine tips, spine lettering a bit dimmed, else fine. A nice, bright and clean copy. Much nicer than usual. The Torrents of Spring is Hemingway's first novel and first book published by Charles Scribner's Sons. In this satirical novel written in only ten days, Hemingway parodies Sherwood Anderson's 1925 Dark Laughter and critiques the larger literary trends of his contemporary popular writers, or the "great race." The Torrents of Spring was first rejected by Boni and Liveright, the same publishing house that produced Anderson's Dark Laughter, before being printed in a run of 1, 250 by the more commercially successful Charles Scribner's Sons. While his critique of Anderson, who had mentored the young writer and helped him get signed with Boni and Liveright, was correctly seen as disrespectful, Hemingway's The Torrents of Spring helped bring him the publicity and new writing opportunities he desired; the author would subsequently publish shorter pieces for Scribner's Magazine and became professionally affiliated with F. Scott Fitzgerald, whom he had met in Paris and had influenced Hemingway's decision to switch publishers.
Description:Near Fine+ First Printing. 8vo: , 143, pp. Publisher's...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.
Description:Very good in very good(+) jacket. A Romantic Novel in Honor of...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.
Description:Very Good. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926: First...Very Good. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926: First Edition, First Printing, dated 1926 on the title page, and with the Scribner's seal on the copyright page denoting a first printing. In Very Good condition. Sound binding, unmarked text. Square and well preserved, with light foxing to cloth, a few very tiny specks to front cover, light scuff to the spine, and light rubbing to the corners. Heavy foxing to prelims and terminals, with some light foxing occasionally scattered throughout; please study the photos above for examples of such. Overall a very nice copy.
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