The Torrents of Spring.New York: Charles Scribner's, 1926 Stock Code: 38689
NotesFirst edition, first printing. "The Torrents of Spring" was Hemingway's first novella, and it was first turned down by his publisher Horace Liveright, who claimed that it was unpublishable because "it is such a bitter, and I might say almost vicious caricature of Sherwood Anderson... we are rejecting Torrents of Spring because we disagree with you and Scott Fitzgerald and Louis Bromfield and Dos Passos, that it is a fine and humorous American satire" (Gilmer 124). This rejection prompted Hemingway to break his contract with Boni and Liveright and join Scribner's, which would remain his publisher for the rest of his life.
Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.
Light foxing to prelims, an excellent copy in a fine binding.
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