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    "Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated." —Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea


    “The emergence of Hemingway gave the Modern Movement one of its few men of action... No other writer stepped so suddenly into fame, or destroyed with such insouciance so many other writers or ways of writing or became such an immediate symbol of an age.” —Cyril Connolly

    Ernest Hemingway exploded onto the literary scene with The Sun Also Rises, his bracing novel about decadent expatriates recovering—along with the rest of Europe—from the wounds inflicted by the First World War. This is one of the two rarest and most desirable dust jackets in 20th-century American literature (the other being his friend and rival F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby). The first-issue dust jacket printed in error the title of Hemingway’s book of short stories as “In Our Times” rather than “In Our Time” on the front panel—later issues corrected this mistake

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    BOOKS BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY

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    “TO GUY WITH MUCH AFFECTION, ERNEST, PARIS, OCT 28, 1933”: EXCEEDINGLY RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF HEMINGWAY’S WINNER TAKE NOTHING, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY HIM IN PARIS THE DAY AFTER PUBLICATION TO LONGTIME CLOSE FRIEND, JOURNALIST GUY HICKOK, WITH BOOKSELLER TICKET OF SYLVIA BEACH'S FAMED PARIS BOOK STORE, SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Winner Take Nothing. New York, 1933.

    First edition of Hemingway’s famed collection of short stories, an especially rare presentation/association copy warmly inscribed by Hemingway in Paris the day after publication to his close friend, journalist Guy Hickok, "To Guy with much affection, Ernest, Paris Oct 28, 1933." Hemingway and Hickok, bureau chief of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, shared a love of “boxing, horse racing, human interest stories, and tall tales. Ernest never crossed the Seine without dropping in at the sign of the Eagle" and their trip across in Italy in 1927 inspired Hemingway's short story, “Che Ti Dice la Patria," this rare copy also with the bookseller ticket of Sylvia Beach's famed Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, where Hemingway "had a chance to see the first copies of Winner Take Nothing, which had just been shipped over by Scribner’s. He liked the jacket, which he had not seen before” (My Brother, 139). $45,000.

    “THE GERMANS OMITTED THE JOHN DONNE!”

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Six novels in translation. Various cities, 1928-1953. Seven volumes altogether.

    Rare collection of six Hemingway novels in translation, mostly first editions, from the library of Hemingway friend and scholar Fraser Drew with his bookplate, each volume signed or inscribed by Hemingway. Herein is the first German edition of The Sun Also Rises (Fiesta), an advance review copy with laid-in publisher’s slip, signed by Heminway; the first German edition of For Whom the Bell Tolls (Wem die Stunde Schlägt), an advance review copy with laid-in publisher’s materials, inscribed, “For Frazer [sic] Bragg Drew, best wishes always, Ernest Hemingway. (Note how the Germans omitted the John Donne!) EH”; an early French edition of A Farewell to Arms (L’adieu aux armes), inscribed on the half title, “For Frazer [sic] Drew, hoping he has a good trip home, Ernest Hemingway”; the first Latvian edition of A Farewell to Arms (Ardievas lerociem), inscribed on the half title, “For Fraser Bragg Drew, from his friend Ernest Hemingway (Read this for home-work) EH.”: the first Italian edition of The Old Man and the Sea (Il vecchio e il mare), with nine full-page color and black-and-white illustrations and original belly band, inscribed “For Frazer [sic] Drew, ‘Il huovo cafalarioro’ [sic] with pictures of no great value, Ernest Hemingway,” and the two-volume early Italian edition, wrappers, of For Whom the Bell Tolls, inscribed on the half title in the first volume, “For Frazer [sic] Drew, this corny edition, best always, Ernest Hemingway,” and on the half title of the second volume, “For Frazer [sic] Drew: Volume two of For Whom the Bell Tolls with horrible cover. Best luck, Ernest Hemingway. 1955.” This extraordinary collection handsomely housed in a custom box. $45,000.

    EXCEPTIONAL AND SCARCE FIRST ISSUE OF HEMINGWAY’S MEN WITHOUT WOMEN, INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Men Without Women. New York, 1927.

    First edition, first issue, in rare first-issue dust jacket, inscribed by Hemingway: “To R—— D—— with all best wishes. Ernest Hemingway.” $39,000.

    “TO ROBERTO HERRARA Y SOTOLONGO, MONSTRUO LEGITIMO, Y FILE COMPANERO EN MUCHAS COSAS… ERNEST HEMINGWAY”

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Across the River and Into the Trees. New York, 1950.

    First American edition, preceded only three days by the first English edition, of Hemingway’s first novel since For Whom the Bell Tolls, warmly inscribed on the half title by him to his longtime close friend and photographer, “To Roberto Herrara y Sotolongo, monstruo legitimo, y fiel companero en muchas cosas, y amigo, de tu amigo, Ernest Hemingway” (To Roberto Herrara Sotolongo, unusually true and faithful friend in many things, and friend, your friend, Ernest Hemingway,” with five laid-in black-and-white vintage contact prints (each 2-1/4 by 2-1/4 inches) of three photographs by Herrera, capturing Hemingway and his wife Mary at their home in Cuba with the beautiful Italian countess who inspired Across the River and Into the Trees and designed its dust jacket—“Adriana Ivancich, Hemingway’s last great love.” $29,000.

    SCARCE FIRST ISSUE OF THE SUN ALSO RISES,
    INSCRIBED BY THE DEDICATEE, HEMINGWAY’S FIRST WIFE,
    HADLEY RICHARDSON

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Sun Also Rises. WITH: Kimmel's Strange Voyage. WITH: Issue of Lost Generation Journal. Carbondale, Illinois, 1975.

    First edition, first issue, an extraordinary association copy, inscribed by Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, to author and interviewer Lawrence Broer: “Best wishes to Larry & Kris from one who saw the Sun Also Rise. Sincerely, Hadley R. Mowrer.” Hadley was, of course, the dedicatee of the novel; Broer was a noted Hemingway scholar, who apparently asked Hadley to inscribe his own copy (a second inscription identifies this copy as originally his). Accompanied by Stanley Kimmel’s book of verse and an issue of Lost Generation Journal containing Broer’s signed article on Kimmel. The Kimmels were close friends of the Hemingways in Paris. $25,000.

    HEMINGWAY’S GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA, FIRST EDITION
    INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa. New York, 1935. First edition of this classic tale of big game hunting, inscribed by Hemingway on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To G. Nichols with best wishes, Ernest Hemingway. October 28, 1935.” $24,000.

    “THAT MUSICAL CRYSTAL-CLEAR STYLE, BLOWN LIKE GLASS FROM THE WHITE-HEAT OF VIOLENCE”

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Farewell to Arms. New York, 1929.

    Signed limited first edition of Hemingway’s “consummate masterpiece,” number 438 of only 510 copies signed by him, a splendid copy, uncut and entirely unopened, in scarce original slipcase. $22,500.

    "HAPPINESS IS A MOVEABLE FEAST, I KNOW": EXTRAORDINARY HEMINGWAY LOVE LETTER TO JIGEE VIERTEL, 1949

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Typed Letter Signed. Nice, December 28, 1949. Superb Hemingway love letter, typed with autograph additions, signed as "Papa" and twice signed as "E. H." to Virginia "Jigee" Viertel. $16,500.

    HEMINGWAY’S HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEXTBOOK, SIGNED, DOODLED AND ANNOTATED BY HIM

    (HEMINGWAY, Ernest) ARMES, William Dallam, editor. Old English Ballads and Folk Songs. New York, 1912.

    Ernest Hemingway’s freshman high school textbook “Old English Ballads,” signed twice by him, and with annotations and numerous doodles, including two caricatures of his teacher, Frank James Platt, who is credited with shaping Hemingway’s literary career. $16,500.

    SIGNED BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY

    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Farewell to Arms. New York, 1929.

    First trade edition, first issue, of the novel that “placed Hemingway, early, among the American masters,” signed by Hemingway, in scarce first issue dust jacket, handsomely housed in a custom full morocco clamshell box. $15,000.


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