Across the River and Into the Trees.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950 Stock Code: 65570
First edition, first printing, one of 24 copies specially bound for presentation. Tipped-in to the rear free endpaper is a pencilled note by Charles Scribner below a printed list of the errata, noting that "this is one of 24 copies, bound in a different cloth from the regular edition and has the above errors in the pages which caught and corrected after 24 sheets had been run. Hemingway and I have given these 24 sheets to friends - none were sold - Charles Scribner". Grissom records an apocryphal anecdote from David Randall, manager of Scribner's Rare Books Division, who claimed that 25 copies were bound up from the discarded sheets of the entire first edition. Grissom noted that "it would be much more likely that the presentation copies were printed, per usual, as advance copies from the flawed early plates", as this copy makes clear was indeed the case.
Octavo. Publisher's presentation binding of blue cloth, titles and horizontal ruling to spine and author's name to front board gilt. In a blue half morocco solander box.
An excellent copy.
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