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Ernest Hemingway first editions

Browse our fine collection of Ernest Hemmingway first edition books and rare books including The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, and, A Farewell to Arms

 

The Nobel Prize-winning fiction writer Ernest Hemingway was catapulted to international fame with ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, and his seven novels and 6 short story collections that became American classics.   

 

His economical and understated style combined with stark realism was finely tuned during his time as a foreign correspondent in Paris, a style that he termed as 'the iceberg theory and which subsequently had an immeasurable influence on 20th-century fiction.

 

Ernest Hemingway First Edition Books at Shapero.

 

 

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  1. 8vo; full complement of blank pages; printing department binding of green cloth, gilt lettered lettering-piece to spine (later addition), plain paper endpapers to front (paste-residue showing and offsetting), heavier, more finished salmon ones to rear, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, soiling and fading to boards and spine but sound and solid; hand-written letter loosely inserted (215 x 140 mm), folded horizontally twice, creased at corners, short split to right margin of each fold, otherwise very good.

    £3,750
  2. First edition, 8vo; slight age-toning, bookplate to upper pastedown, else fine; publisher's black cloth gilt, geometric design to upper cover, printed dust-jacket, the upper panel bisected into boxes containing appraisals of the author's literary skills and the rear one with reviews of this title from literary luminaries such as Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos and Waldo Frank, some age-darkening, more so to spine, chipped on corners and spine-ends with short split to inner edge of upper panel, otherwise in a remarkably good and original state; [1-15], 16-214, [215, blank] pp.

    £15,750
  3. First edition; 8v;, toned, slight residue and offsetting to upper endpapers from excised bookplate (ý), else near-fine; publisher's dark green cloth stamped in red, dust-jacket, professionally restored, damp-stain on rear flap, spine panel darkened, otherwise very good.

    £3,250
 

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