First Edition of the Collection of Hemingway's Short Stories and His Only Play

    Ernest Hemingway. The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938.

    First edition. Octavo. 597 pages. Deckled fore-edge.

    Publisher's red cloth lettered and ruled in gilt and black. In original dust jacket printed in red, white, and gold with the Ivens photograph on the rear panel. Housed in a custom quarter leather slipcase and chemise. Minimal wear to the boards. Lightly bumped corners. Top edge dusty. Very clean text. Minor edge, spine, and corner wear to the dust jacket, with a few miniscule closed tears. Small amount of rubbing to the panels. Overall, a bright copy in near fine condition.

    "This volume comprises the contents of IOT [In Our Time], MWW [Men Without Women], and WTN [Winner Take Nothing], the first printing of the play The Fifth Column, and four previously uncollected stories" (Hanneman: Ernest Hemingway: A Comprehensive Bibliography, p. 46-47).

    Hanneman 16A.

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