Lot 93
  • 93

Hemingway, Ernest.

20,000 - 25,000 USD
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  • Voyage to Victory. First appearance in a periodical and first separate publication, comprising:
  • paper
Voyage to Victory. [New York: Collier's - The National Weekly, 1944], 8vo (216 x 140mm.), first edition, original printed wrappers, dust-jacket, collector's red cloth chemise and slipcase, [Hanneman A21], some browning, some minor closed tears to dust-jacket; Collier's. Vol. 114, No. 4. [New York: Collier's - The National Weekly, 22 July 1944] (includes "Voyage to Victory" on pp.11-13 and 56-57), folio (346 x 270mm.), original printed wrappers, collector's red cloth chemise and slipcase, [Hanneman C330], creases to top right corner, some chip, tears and loss to wrappers (2)

Catalogue Note

The scarce first separate publication of Hemingway's first-hand account of the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach on the first day of battle on 6 June 1944. The author was staff correspondent for Collier's Weekly from July 1944 to May 1945. Hanneman notes that this account "was published separately, as a promotional piece... prior to the magazine publication". This lot includes both separate volume and the periodical. It is rare for both to be offered at auction.

"Real war is never like paper war, nor do accounts of it read much like the way it looks. But if you want to know how it was in an LCV(P) on D-Day when we took Fox Green beach and Easy Red Beach on the sixth of June, 1944, then this is as near as I can come to it" (Hemingway, in the prologue).