Lot 107
  • 107

HEMINGWAY, E. A FAREWELL TO ARMS, 1929 D/J

Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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3,000 GBP
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Description

  • Ernest Hemingway
  • A Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929
  • paper
8vo (188 x 131mm), FIRST EDITION, first issue (without disclaimer on p.x)), original black cloth with gold paper labels, DUST-JACKET (with design by Cleon, first printing with mis-spelling of name of heroine), jacket  slightly browned with some nicks along the edges 

Literature

Cohn pp.31-34; Hanneman A8a; Connolly The Modern Movement 60

Catalogue Note

Hemingway's hugely popular novel, the book which established his reputation.  A Farewell to Arms was published on 27 September 1929 in a first printing of 31,050 copies, after serialization in Scribner's Magazine from May to October. Within four weeks sales climbed to 33,000 copies, and a month later, despite the stock market crash, they soared past 50,000.
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