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NY, Scribner, 1937. A novel about a reluctant Caribbean gun runner, which brought the author criticism for its heavy-handed attempt to infuse the story with the fashionable left wing politics of the time. As his first novel since A Farewell to Arms, any book would have been found wanting; and even though we do not look to Hemingway's novels for piercing political analysis, the sympathies expressed in this book are exactly those that drove him to Spain during the Spanish Civil War in futile support of the Spanish Republic -- one of the defining events of Hemingway's life. Basis for the 1944 movie with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and a screenplay by William Faulkner. Mild darkening to the hinges, still a fine copy in a very good dust jacket with minor edge chipping. [#031399] $2,250
NY, Scribner, 1952. The last of Hemingway's books published in his lifetime, a novella that won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and earned him, two years later, the Nobel Prize for literature. A short novel that has been characterized as a fable, it deals with a Cuban fisherman's struggles to land a giant marlin that he has hooked, and reflects Hemingway's concern for life as a struggle of man against nature, including his own nature. Owner name and offsetting to front endpages; otherwise near fine in a near fine, mildly sunned dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends, tape shadows to verso, offsetting to the front flap and a few pencil marks to the rear flap. [#026259] $1,450
Cleveland, Savage, 1938. Copy number 21 of 1000 numbered copies of the first edition. Despite the low number, this is the second issue, with plain endpapers and the Hemingway disclaimer on the rear pastedown. The first issue is exceptionally scarce, having been estimated at between 50 and 100 copies. Small stamp ("H.B.") on the front pastedown. A fine copy, without dust jacket, as issued. [#031400] $1,250
NY, Scribner, 1933. Hemingway's third collection of stories, published at the height of his acclaim, and including the first book appearance of the classic, "A Clean Well-Lighted Place." Cloth a bit mottled, faint offsetting to front endpages; pencil owner name on front pastedown; still near fine in a dust jacket with a vertical spine crease and black color added. [#021993] $1,000
NY, Scribner, 1952. The last of Hemingway's books published in his lifetime, a novella that won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and earned him, two years later, the Nobel Prize for literature: while no single work earns a Nobel Prize, OMATS "redeemed" Hemingway sufficiently after the disastrous critical response to his previous novel, Across the River and Into the Trees, that he was able to again be considered for his overall body of work, which included his earlier classics like The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms. A short novel that has been characterized as a fable, it deals with a Cuban fisherman's struggles to land a giant marlin that he has hooked, and reflects Hemingway's concern for life as a struggle of man against nature, including his own nature. Pictorial bookplate front flyleaf; near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear and rubbing to the spine folds. [#030735] $750
NY, Scribner, 1986. A posthumously published novel, on which Hemingway had reportedly been working, on and off, during the last fifteen years of his life. It remained unpublished for nearly a quarter century after the author's death. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some sunning to the rear panel. [#024074] $70
NY, Crest, (1963). First Paperback Edition. Very Good in wrappers. [#703302] $20
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