First Edition, First Issue of Hemingway's Great WWI NovelErnest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.
First edition, first issue, with Scribner's seal on copyright page and no disclaimer; in the first issue dust jacket, with "Katharine" instead of "Catherine." Octavo. 355 pages.
Publisher's black cloth with black-stamped gold labels to spine and front board. Top corners of both boards lightly bumped. Minor rubbing to labels. Small area of foxing to bottom page edges. Binder's error has caused text to be cut off at bottom edge of several pages, with some loss of text; pages affected are 199, 200, 201, 202, 204, 205, 208, 209, 212, and 213. Dust jacket is worn a bit along edges, is toned, and is rubbed and faded along spine; a couple of short tears. A nice square copy in a chemise and custom gilt-stamped quarter leather book-backed slipcase. Despite flaws, a near fine copy.
Hemingway's great semi-autobiographical novel about an American ambulance driver in World War I Italy.
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