Simply look for the Free Shipping truck next to
an item. The truck indicates an item is in the
Alibris warehouse and ready to ship. Select at
least $49 worth of items displaying a truck and
get free shipping to any US address.
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:Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with three raised...Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" containing 90 pages of text. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
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:Very Good. First edition, first printing of the author's first...Very Good. First edition, first printing of the author's first novel. One of 1250 copies. Original publisher's cloth. A very good copy with some minor wear and rubbing to the extremities, a few minor spots and some small faint stains, former owner signature to front endpaper.
Description:12mo. Original cream wrappers printed in green. With the...12mo. Original cream wrappers printed in green. With the original cellophane sheath printed in black. Housed in a quarter green morocco box. A stunning copy in the original cellophane wrapper, somewhat shrunken and with a tear to the front. First Parisian Edition, First Printing. A very scarce book in such nice condition.
Description:Very good. First Edition. Bookplate on front pastedown, top edge...Very good. First Edition. Bookplate on front pastedown, top edge a bit dusty, corners just lightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy in publisher's black cloth lettered in red. Nice copy.
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.
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.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.
You're signed up (and we ♥ you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!