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    Ernest Hemingway Men Without Women With 1927 Autograph Letter Signed by Hemingway (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927), first edition with Scribner's seal on the copyright page, 232 pages, 12mo (5.5" x 7.75"), black cloth with paper title labels, deckle-edge pages. The book is in very good condition with wear to corners and general overall shelf wear.

    Accompanying the book is an ALS by Hemingway to a reader who is seeking clarification about a short story in the book. The story in question is "Hills Like White Elephants," a daring story for the time in which a man tries to convince his girlfriend to have an abortion. Hemingway writes in part "Dear Mrs. Williams, I am afraid the girl in the White Elephant story was going to have a baby - but I do not want you to lose any money over it. So perhaps she wasn't. Though I rather think she was and hope, as literary godfather, that it turned out a fine healthy child..." The letter is one page, 8" x 10.5", Paris, November 16, 1927, and bears Hemingway's full signature. The letter is in very good condition with only minor age toning to the paper and creasing due to having previously been folded.


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