HEMINGWAY, ERNEST | The Sun Also Rises. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926
The Property of a Gentleman
The Sun Also Rises. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926
8vo. Publisher's black cloth with gold foil labels in dust-jacket with Cleonike Damianake illustration to front panel (cloth with minor edge wear; unrestored first issue jacket evenly faded with rubbing along folds, minor stain to front panel, small chip at upper edge, some creasing to bottom edge. Half-morocco slipcase.
First edition, first issue of Hemingway's landmark of modern literature
"...in all this there is nothing that has gone bad and not a word to be changed after so many years. It is all carved in stone, bigger and truer than life; and it is the work of a man who, having ended his busy term of apprenticeship, was already a master at twenty-six” (Malcolm Cowley, A Second Flowering, pp. 70-73).
Grissom A6; Hanneman A6; Connolly 50
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.