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HEMINGWAY, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms

HEMINGWAY, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms

HEMINGWAY, Ernest: AN EXTRAORDINARY SIGNED HEMINGWAY RARITY. One of only 10 copies intended solely for his own private distribution of A Farewell to Arms. His first bestseller, this copy of Arms from the library of Owen Wister Jr., the father of Western fiction, author of the bestselling 1902 novel The Virginian. Hemingway held Wister in high regard, describing Wister s stories as a lesson to our generation in how to write, to his editor Maxwell Perkins. Arguably Hemingway s greatest work, A Farewell to Arms is the only Hemingway work issued in a signed limited edition. Five hundred copies were numbered and sold to the public. This is one of the ten unnumbered copies intended only for Papa s personal sharing. 8vo (222 x 146 mm). Full crushed blue morocco, covers twice ruled in gilt with gilt cornerpieces, upper cover reproducing the original design of the first trade edition dust jacket of this title by Cleon (1895-1979) in various color morocco onlays and gilt-work, flat spine lettered in white and blazing orange with a single vertical gilt filet and small gilt devices, edges gilt, hand-marbled endpapers, turn ins gilt, GILT STAMP-SIGNED BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE. Positively Sumptuous. We see no other such copy available for decades past. Book #vP1453. $43,500. We specialize in Rare Ayn Rand and other legends and landmarks.


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