Ernest Hemingway first editions
HEMINGWAY, Ernest.[A Farewell to Arms]. A rare sample binding with A.L.s. on headed paper from the Printing Department, Charles Scribner's Sons.
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
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
First edition; 8vo;, 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