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
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.
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.
A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red. With the dust jacket. One corner bumped but a very good copy in the tanned and lightly marked dust jacket with some minor loss at the ends of the spine panel. First edition, first printing. Hanneman A4a.
Very Fine in Very Good-Price-clipped jacket. Signed by Author Bound in Forest Green cloth, stamped in orange. In the second state dust jacket (maintains the $1.50 price, but has 11 titles listed on the rear panel of the jacket). Moderate chipping, to extremes, but only affecting the word "the" at the top of the spine of the dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Previous owner's (Elizabeth Levy) signature to ffep. The author's first novel, limited to 1250 copies in the first edition. The book was purchased at the Autograph Book Club in NYC in the 1930's. Ref. : Hanneman A4a.
First edition. His first novel, which was issued in a small printing of only 1, 250 copies. A near fine copy in the first-issue dust jacket, with 9 titles listed on rear panel. The dust jacket is very good or better with slight, overall tanning, spine a little darker, and a few tiny chips.
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