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(HEMINGWAY, Ernest.) CHARTERS, James, as "Jimmie the Barman".

This Must be the Place.

Memoirs of Montparnasse. Edited by Morrill Cody. With an Introduction by Ernest Hemingway. Illustrated by Ivan Opffer and Hilaire Hiler.

Published: London: Herbert Joseph Ltd, 1934

Stock code: 101858

Price: £750

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First edition, first impression, of the memoirs of the barman of the Dingo Bar, the Montparnasse establishment where Hemingway and Fitzgerald first met as recorded by the former in A Moveable Feast. Jimmie Charters, a former lightweight boxer from Liverpool, made the Dingo Bar the destination of choice for late night boozing for the English-speaking crowd living in Paris in the 1920s. Patrons included Aleister Crowley, Isadora Duncan and Nancy Cunard.

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in red, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Black and white frontispiece and portraits of Jimmie, Kiki de Montparnasse, Tsuguharu Foujita and Flossie Martin in the text. Spine and edges of boards a little faded, light spotting to endpapers and endleaves. An excellent copy in a slightly chipped and rubbed jacket with some rippling to spine panel.

Bibliography: Grissom B19.

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