Item #69140 Farewell to Arms. Ernest HEMINGWAY.
Farewell to Arms
Farewell to Arms

First Edition, First Issue in the Original Dust Jacket

Farewell to Arms.

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1929.

Full description:

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.

First edition, first issue, with publisher’s seal on copyright page and no legal disclaimer on p. [x]. In first state of the "Cleon" pictorial dust jacket. With the correct first issue point on the jacket (with the name of the heroine, Catherine Barkley, misspelled “Katharine Barclay” on the front flap) And with the price of $2.50 on front flap. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 3/16 inches; 188 x 132 mm). [10], 355, [3, blank] pp.

Original black cloth with gold paper labels ruled and lettered in black on front cover and spine. Spine label slightly rubbed. Binding a bit skewed. Inner hinges are weak and cracking, but still holding. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. In the original color pictorial dust jacket. Jacket with some chipping to top and bottom edges and and along creases nd a few closed tears. A few creases along front and back panel of jacket. Some larger chips to top of front panel. Jacket spine a bit darkened. Overall a good copy.

Cyril Connolly named this title as one of the most important modern books in his list, The Modern Movement. This is one of the most famous novels concerning the tragedy of World War I, and was inspired by Hemingway’s own experiences as an ambulance driver during the war.

Hanneman A 8B.

HBS 69140.


Price: $1,500.00

Item #69140