Written when Hemingway was at the height of his creative powers, the stories in Winner Take Nothing glow with the mark of his unique talent. Hunters, wives, old men of wisdom, waiters, fighters, women loved, women lost: they are all here, living on the raw edge, making love, facing the inevitable reality of death. The characters, the dialogue, the settings, the remarkable insight could have come only from Hemingway's imagination. As an introduction to his work, or as an overview of the themes he developed at greater length ...
Written when Hemingway was at the height of his creative powers, the stories in Winner Take Nothing glow with the mark of his unique talent. Hunters, wives, old men of wisdom, waiters, fighters, women loved, women lost: they are all here, living on the raw edge, making love, facing the inevitable reality of death. The characters, the dialogue, the settings, the remarkable insight could have come only from Hemingway's imagination. As an introduction to his work, or as an overview of the themes he developed at greater length in his novels, it is a stunningly successful collection. From one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
Good. First of this edition, with Scribner slug and "A" on copyright page. Sunrise Edition, Volume Five. Very scarce edition (one of 6 volumes). Blue cloth, lettering on spine rubbed off (per usual). Distinguished brown japanese handmade paper dj with paper label. Not the original dj.
Good in Missing jacket. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First edition ("A" printing). Hardcover. 244 pp. Good, lacking jacket. Rubbed at exterior, with small tears and crinkles to labels on spine and front board. Minor spine lean and prior owner's name in pen on front free endpaper, with a two-inch tear to inner front hinge, exposing webbing. Small damp stain to bottom corner of several leaves, with infrequent faint creases to top corners and a few small tears to fore edge of pages 79-82.
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First edition, 8vo, pp. , 244; publisher's black cloth and gold paper labels on upper cover and spine; front cover with a tiny splash of while paint, and in a worn and torn dust jacket with front flap missing and loss at the top and bottom of the spine and tape repairs on the verso.
Near Fine. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7ę"-9ę" tall. Hardcover, black cloth with gold cover and spine labels, no dust-jacket. 244 pages. Top edge stained red. First edition, first printing with the Scribner "A" and seal on copyright page, the word lacking "T" on page 159. [Hanneman A12A]. Hemingway's third separate, and last, collection of short stories. Previous owner's name "property of" written inside front cover. A very clean, square, fresh and unmarked copy, now protected by clear acetate wraps. But for signature, a fine copy. Near fine.
One inch repaired tear to middle of front free endpaper; ink name and date to front free endpaper; else a fine, bright copy. Also present is about 3/4 of the front panel and the front flap of the jacket. 244 pp. 8vo,
First edition. His third collection of stories, fourteen in total with nine being published for the first time. About very good with spine ends bumped, spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, gold spine label somewhat dulled and a little askew but label on front still bright, and cloth showing some areas of light insect damage. Small bookplate on front pastedown and light offset to the endpapers, but inside otherwise clean. Lacking dust jacket.
Fine in New jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. First printing with A and Scribner's seal at copyright page. Black, coated cloth boards w/crisp gold labels at cover and spine, lt. shelf wear. Deckled pages fine, toned; no writing. Red top edge. Bind fine, moderate cant; hinges intact. Sharp near fine first edition. Facsimile of black, red and white, original first edition jacket design w/Laurence Stallings review at back; protected in new, clear sleeve. Very attractive. Ernest Hemingway's third collection of short stories and first new book of fiction since the publication of "A Farewell to Arms" in 1929 contains fourteen stories of varying length. Some appeared in magazines, but the majority had not been previously published. Characters and backgrounds are widely varied. "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" is about an old Spanish Beggar. "Homage to Switzerland" concerns various conversations at a Swiss railway-station restaurant. "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio" is laid in the accident ward of a hospital in western USA, and so on. Hemingway made his literary start as a short-story writer and excelled in this medium w/this volume revealing him at his best. 244 pages. Insured post.
First edition ("A"). 8vo. Original black cloth, gold paper spine and upper cover labels, top edge stained red (minor rubbing). Very good. No signatures or bookplates. Contains 14 short stories, of which six ("The Light of the World", "A Way You'll Never Be", "The Mother of a Queen", "One Reader Writes", "A Day's Wait", and "Fathers and Sons") were printed here for the first time. Dedicated to Archibald MacLeish. Hanneman A12a.
Near Fine. 8vo. Scribenrs 'A' present. First book appearance of the classic "A Clean, Well-lighted Place." Tight and clean in a custom-made Mylar jacket, the labels particularly bright and fine, the book tight and unmarked. The only flaws are shelf rubbing to the bottom cover edges and common light dust offsetting to the top foreedge. Becoming scarce as the demand for Hemingway rises among scholars and universities.
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