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Ernest Hemingway

Rare books by Ernest Hemingway, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of The Sun Also Rises, and, A Farewell to Arms.

Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) was an American novelist and war correspondent famous for the stark realism of his work. Raised in Illinois, he served as an ambulance driver on the Italian front during the First World War and then became a foreign correspondent in Paris. There he joined the “Lost Generation” of artists and writers and in 1923 published his first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems.

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  1. Collection of 39 books from his personal library, retrieved by his friends and agents, the Bruce family.
    The collection includes 39 books from Ernest Hemingway's personal library, including nine books signed by Hemingway, and 18 books inscribed to Hemingway from family and fellow authors and editors. Many are from childhood and young adolescence, yet some track across Hemingway's travels in Spain, Paris, and back to the United... Learn More
    £50,000

    Stock Code: 107595

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  2. 123600
    First edition, first printing. This anthology of popular fiction from 1923 includes Ernest Hemingway's short story "My Old Man", which first appeared in his first published work, Three Stories and Ten Poems, published earlier in the same year. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 123600

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  3. 109125
    Remarkable chatty and amusing letter dating from the period of Hemingway's convalescence from a wound sustained on the Italian front, signed in pencil and with an autograph note in his hand; reprinted in The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: 1907-1922, pp. 122-23. The recipient, Captain James Gamble, was a field inspector with... Learn More
    £12,000

    Stock Code: 109125

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  4. image1
    First edition, first printing, one of 925 numbered copies (of a total edition of 976). With the signed presentation inscription to the half-title, "To Ernest Hemingway from Harold Stearns. Any guy who can write 'My Old Man' deserves this—and plenty of it. Paris, September, 1924". Stearns had been associate editor of The... Learn More

    Regular Price: £2,200

    Special Price £1,650

    Stock Code: 36055

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  5. 43475
    First American edition, first printing. The New York version of In Our Time is a radically different book from the much shorter Paris version published the year before, which consisted of just 32 pages and contained only the vignettes later used as interchapters in the New York version. Hemingway's American debut contains... Learn More

    Regular Price: £2,225

    Special Price £1,669

    Stock Code: 43475

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  6. [The major novels and short stories.]
    First editions, first printings, with the exception of Three Stories & Ten Poems, which was first published in 1923 in a print run of 300 copies only; the copy here is the facsimile edition published in 1977 with the permission of the Hemingway estate. A Moveable Feast, Islands in The Stream, and Garden of Eden were published... Learn More

    Regular Price: £12,500

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    Stock Code: 72318

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  7. The Torrents of Spring.
    First edition, first printing Learn More

    Regular Price: £2,000

    Special Price £1,500

    Stock Code: 41545

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  8. The Sun Also Rises.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £2,000

    Special Price £1,500

    Stock Code: 75344

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  9. In Our Time. Stories.
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the previous year. Learn More

    Regular Price: £2,200

    Special Price £1,650

    Stock Code: 62962

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  10. 121976
    First and sole edition, first printing. 266 of 300 numbered copies. A short dramatic work collected later in Men Without Women (1927). Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 121976

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  11. 118495
    First edition, first printing, the first issue with the misprints "stoppped" on p. 181, l. 26, "down-staris" on p. 169, line 34, and the third book being designated as "BOOK THREE" instead of "BOOK III" (p. 235), with the first issue dust jacket, incorrectly citing Hemingway's earlier title as In Our Times. Hemingway's second... Learn More
    £65,000

    Stock Code: 118495

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  12. 121660
    First edition, first printing, first issue with the misprint "stoppped" on p. 181, l. 26, in the first issue dust jacket, incorrectly citing Hemingway's earlier title as In Our Times, as called for by Hanneman. This copy of Hemingway's landmark second novel has an appealing provenance, with the bookseller's ticket of House... Learn More
    £97,500

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  13. 38689
    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £2,000

    Special Price £1,500

    Stock Code: 38689

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  14. 123603
    First edition, first printing. This anthology of popular fiction from 1926 includes Ernest Hemingway's "The Undefeated", which was first published in This Quarter, Autumn-Winter 1925-1926, and was later feature in his 1927 work Men Without Women. Learn More
    £350

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  15. Men Without Women.
    First edition, in the first issue dust jacket, conforming to the following issue points: unbroken page number on p. 3, printed on heavier paper stock than subsequent printings, and the jacket without the two reviews to the front panel. Hemingway's second collection of short stories, ten of which were previously published... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 113500

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  16. Men Without Women.
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,250

    Special Price £625

    Stock Code: 33746

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  17. A Farewell to Arms.
    First UK edition, first impression, first issue with serious spelled incorrectly on page 66. First published in the US earlier the same year. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 96873

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  18. 121676comp
    First and limited edition, number 135 of 510 numbered copies on large paper signed by the author, published simultaneously with the trade edition in September 1929. Learn More
    £11,000

    Stock Code: 121676

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  19. 121814
    First UK edition, first impression, second state with "serious" spelled correctly on page 66. A handsomely bound copy of Hemingway's most famous book. Learn More
    £600

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  20. 121650
    First edition, first printing, without the legal disclaimer on p. x. Learn More
    £3,850

    Stock Code: 121650

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  21. In Our Time.
    Second US edition (revised) of Hemingway's first collection of stories, originally published in Paris in 1924, substantially revised for the Boni & Liveright edition of 1925, and republished here with further revisions and new introductions by both Edmund Wilson and the author, the latter later included as a short story... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 86450

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  22. In Our Time.
    Second US edition (revised) of Hemingway's first collection of stories, originally published in Paris in 1924, substantially revised for the Boni & Liveright edition of 1925, and republished here with further revisions and new introductions by both Edmund Wilson and the author, the latter later included as a short story... Learn More

    Regular Price: £3,250

    Special Price £2,438

    Stock Code: 48712

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  23. 109126
    When Hemingway met Jane Mason she "was the twenty-two-year-old wife of G. Grant Mason, the head of Pan American Airways in Cuba and the owner of a beautifully situated estate in Jaimanitas, west of Havana. With her slender but curvy body and her strawberry blond hair, which she parted in the middle and pulled away from her... Learn More
    £12,000

    Stock Code: 109126

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  24. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen.
    First and limited edition, number 63 of 300 copies. Harold Bloom comments that "the Hemingway story that wounds me most is... ‘God Rest You Merry Gentlemen,' which is almost entirely dialogue... we are in Kansas City on Christmas Day, and listening to the conversation between two physicians: the incompetent Doctor Wilcox...... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 110942

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  25. Winner Take Nothing.
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,250

    Special Price £838

    Stock Code: 35978

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  26. Winner Take Nothing.
    First edition, first printing, first issue jacket (quoting Laurence Stallings's review of "Death in the Afternoon" on rear panel). An exceptionally nice copy in a superb, unclipped and entirely unrestored jacket. This collection contains 14 short stories, of which six ("The Light of the World", "A Way You'll Never Be", "The... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 95523

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  27. Winner Take Nothing
    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,250

    Special Price £838

    Stock Code: 38802

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  28. 88529
    First edition, first printing, in Grissom's "Jacket B": with the green band on the back panel of the jacket extending through nine lines of text (he refers to these as "styles" of jacket and not "states"). Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 88529

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  29. 35849
    First Edition, First Printing. His second major venture into non-fiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest... Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,500

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  30. 120905comp
    First edition, sole printing, number 442 of 460 copies of this scarce Hemingway publication championing the art of Antonio Gattorno (1904-1980). Presentation copy inscribed by the artist to Juan Jose Sicre: "Para J. J. Sicre, su amigo, Gattorno, Santa Amalia 15/6/1935". Juan José Sicre (1898-1974) was a Cuban sculptor and... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 120905

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  31. 118419comp
    First edition, first printing, one of 850 trade copies. With ten inscriptions done for Ned Schaffer by various contributors, including an inscription and small doodle by Hemingway at the head of his chapter ("Marlin off Cuba"): "To Ned Shafer sic with best regards, 6/5 Ernest Hemingway". Ned Schaffer was a New York stockbroker... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 118419

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  32. 121631comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Dr. Hemingstein, I presume yrs always Ernest Hemingway". A playful inscription echoing Stanley's famous greeting to Livingstone. "Dr. Hemingstein" was a persona assumed by Hemingway on various occasions, sometimes as "Dr.... Learn More
    £20,000

    Stock Code: 121631

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  33. To Have and Have Not.
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 38294

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  34. To Have and Have Not.
    First edition, first printing. A beautiful copy. Learn More

    Regular Price: £3,250

    Special Price £2,438

    Stock Code: 71558

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  35. All Good Americans.

    Regular Price: £150

    Special Price £75

    Stock Code: 66568

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  36. The Fifth Column.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 44397

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  37. The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories.
    First edition, first printing. The volume reprints the short stories from In Our Time, Men Without Women, and Winner Take Nothing; it also contains the first printing of the play The Fifth Column, written under bombardment in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War, and four previously uncollected stories. Learn More

    Regular Price: £3,000

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    Stock Code: 65240

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  38. 90235comp
    First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription beneath an original, non-authorial gift inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Sir Archibald Clark Kerr wishing him all good things all his life from his friend Ernest Hemingway Rangoon April 21 - 1941". Kerr was the Australian-born British... Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 90235

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  39. 65712
    First separate edition, first printing. Originally published in 1938 in The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories. This is the original version as written by Hemingway, rather than the adapted version of Benjamin Glaser, who produced the play to great acclaim in the winter of 1940. Hemingway wrote "The Fifth Column",... Learn More

    Regular Price: £2,250

    Special Price £1,688

    Stock Code: 65712

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  40. For Whom the Bell Tolls.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Hemingway on the front free endpaper, "To Julia Quesada, with all good wishes. Ernest Hemingway. June 18 1953. San Francisco de Paula, Cuba." Hemingway's Cuban house, Finca Vigía, is located in San Francisco de Paula, a suburb of Havana; it was there that he began work on For... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 114331

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  41. 118359
    First edition thus, first printing, binding variant A. The contents are the same as the first edition of this collection which was published by Scribner's Sons in 1938. This collection includes The Killers and The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 118359

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  42. Across the River and Into the Trees.
    First edition, first printing, one of 25 copies, printed from the uncorrected sheets and specially bound for presentation. With the author's superb signed presentation inscription on the half title page, "To Alfred Rice with all good wishes and affection Ernest Hemingway". Rice was a lawyer based in New York, he specialized... Learn More

    Regular Price: £35,000

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    Stock Code: 38772

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  43. Across the river and into the trees.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

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    Stock Code: 40897

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  44. 118620
    First edition, first impression, published three days before the US edition. With the first state jacket with the erroneous, "Colonel Richard Cantrell", in the blurb, later changed to the correct, "Cantwell". With an advance reading copy bound in pictorial wrappers made from the first state jacket. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 118620

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  45. 118499
    First edition, first printing (with Scribner's "A" to colophon). The jacket is printed in brown, making no mention of Hemingway's Nobel Prize. Much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait; however Grissom refutes Hanneman's assertion that the blue tinted photograph on the rear flap predates the olive... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 118499

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  46. 107339
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 107339

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  47. 123225
    First edition, first printing (with Scribner's "A" to colophon) in the first issue jacket, printed in brown and making no mention of Hemingway's Nobel Prize. Previously, much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait on the dust jacket as an issue point. However, Grissom refutes Hanneman's assertion that... Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 123225

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  48. Two Christmas Tales.
    First edition in book form, and published as a limited edition of 150 copies, none of which were offered for sale. The tales originally appeared in the Toronto Star Weekly, on 23 December 1923. With the publisher's compliments slip laid-in. Scarce. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 99897

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  49. 118528
    First edition, first printing. Ernest Hemingway's copy of Watcher in the Shadows, inscribed by him on the head of the front panel of the dust jacket, "bjo - Bath Robe Missing, EH. Wed + cable Mary - Buy Medicines - collect Pollo". Additionally inscribed on the front flap, "To Ronda, gas 346 pesetas." In the summer of 1960... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 118528

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  50. Islands in the Stream.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 47413

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  51. image1
    First edition, first printing. An account of Hemingway's schooldays, drawing together much of his schoolboy juvenilia. Learn More

    Regular Price: £65

    Special Price £33

    Stock Code: 76529

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  52. 118634
    A remarkable archive of material, including a first edition, presentation copy of The Old Man and the Sea, inscribed from the author, from the collection of Captain Roy Marsh, Hemingway's pilot on the two near-fatal aeroplane crashes in East Africa in early 1954. Roy Marsh (19242014) later served as chief pilot with Air... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 118634

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