HEMINGWAY, ERNEST | Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing, 1923
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST | Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing, 1923
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST | Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing, 1923
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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST | Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing, 1923

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST | Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing, 1923

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD

Lot Sold:27,500USD
(7 bids, reserve met)

Description

Property from a Florida Collector

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing, 1923


2mo (7 1 /4 x 4¾ ins; 178 x 114 mm). Original printed blue gray wrappers in gilt cloth slipcase and chemise. An extremely fine, fresh copy, lacking only the glassine that is at best an infrequent survival.


First edition of the author's first book.


Limited to perhaps 300 copies and published when he was just 24, Hemingway's first book contained not only the prize-winning story "My Old Man," but also "Up in Michigan" and "Out of Season" plus the poetry. Expatriate publisher Robert McAlmon used the same Dijon printer Sylvia Beach had used for Ulysses the year before. Such was the eventual demand for the present work that Hemingway later complained about not having kept one for himself and the prices it ultimately commanded from collectors.


The rear wrapper gives a notice of the author's In Our Time, but that work would not be issued for nearly a year, though it was originally planned to precede the present title.


REFERENCES:

Grissom A.1; Hanneman A1a

Condition Report

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST | Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing, 1923
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST | Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing, 1923
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