The Sun Also Rises.New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926 Stock Code: 118495
NotesFirst 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 novel is a roman à clef, drawing on his and Hadley's tumultuous time in France in the 1920s."The Sun Also Rises did not rock the country, but it received a number of hat-in-the-air reviews and it soon became a handbook of conduct for the new generation... how much of the novel seems as marvelously fresh as when it first appeared! Count Mippipopolous, his wound, and his champagne; the old couple from Montana on their first trip abroad; the busload of Basque peasants; the whole beautiful episode of the fishing trip in the mountains, in the harsh sunlight, with bright water tumbling over the dam; then by contrast the dark streets of Pamplona crowded with riau-riau dancers, who formed a circle round Brett as if she were a revered witch as indeed she was, and as Jake in a way was the impotent Fisher King ruling over a sterile land in all this there is nothing that has gone bad and not a word to be changed after so many years. It is all carved in stone, bigger and truer than life; and it is the work of a man who, having ended his busy term of apprenticeship, was already a master at twenty-six" (Cowley).
Octavo. Original black cloth, gold labels to spine and front board. With the dust jacket designed by Cleonike Damianakes. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Title-page vignette by Cleonike Damianakes.
Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. A beautiful copy, spine a touch rolled, in the bright jacket, with a couple of small chips to spine ends, a few creases, nicks and slight rubbing, front flap price-clipped.
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