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The Fifth Column

and the first forty-nine stories.

Published: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938

Stock code: 81063

Price: £3,000

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First edition, first printing, of this major summarizing collection, the only one for which Hemingway made a critical selection for publication from his vast opus of short fiction: includes “In Our Time”, “Men Without Women” and “Winner Take Nothing” among others, and prints four previously uncollected stories including “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. Hemingway wrote “The Fifth Column”, his only play, in Madrid while it was being bombarded during the Spanish Civil War. A lovely copy and rare in this condition.

Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt on a black ground, top edge stained yellow. With the dust jacket. Housed in a brown quarter calf slipcase and chemise. Minor bumps to corners. A superb copy in the dust jacket that is a little rubbed and creased, primarily along the edges. A couple of minor repairs to chemise.

Bibliography: Hanneman A16a.

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