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Hemingway, Ernest
IN OUR TIME. PARIS: THREE MOUNTAINS PRESS, 1924
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LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
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153
Hemingway, Ernest
IN OUR TIME. PARIS: THREE MOUNTAINS PRESS, 1924
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Hemingway, Ernest
IN OUR TIME. PARIS: THREE MOUNTAINS PRESS, 1924
Small folio (260 x 168mm.), FIRST EDITION, NO.69 OF 170 COPIES, woodcut frontispiece of the author after Henry Strater, original printed boards printed in red and black, untrimmed, PROTECTIVE GLASSINE WRAPPER, black cloth chemise and black morocco-backed slipcase, minor splitting between gatherings at gutter, browning to endpapers, bookplate to front fixed endpaper, bookseller's booklabel to rear fixed endpaper, some very minor tears or loss to glassine
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Provenance

Gotham Book Mart, New York, 1931; Library of Lester Douglas, book-label (designed by Bruce Rogers); Chiswick Bookshop, 1992; Library of Gordon P. Small, purchaser's letter

Literature

Hanneman A2(a); Connolly The Modern Movement 49

Catalogue Note

A fine copy of the author's second book, his "twenty-two page mosaic of modern violence" (Kenneth Lynn, Hemingway, p.90).

Hanneman does not record the glassine wrapper and no other copy appears to have been offered at auction with one present. The current example indicates that the glassine has been present for a considerable period of time.

"In the dry little vignettes of in our time [Hemingway] almost invented a form of his own... and below its cool objective manner really constitutes a harrowing record of barbarities: you have not only political executions, but criminal hangings, bullfights, assassinations by the police, and all the cruel and enormities of the war... I am inclined to think that this little book has more artistic dignity than any other book that has been written by an American about the period of the war..." (Edmund Wilson, review in The Dial, October 1924).

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