Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Inscribed by Hemingway with a Rare Left-Hand Inscription

    Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition, later issue (issued two months after publication), in later issue jacket. Presentation copy, inscribed by Hemingway in an uncommon left-handed inscription on the front free endpaper: "To Earl Snook/with many thanks/and all best wishes/Ernest Hemingway". Octavo. [x], [1]-355, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's black cloth, with printed paper labels on front board and spine. Original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket spine somewhat worn (chipped and with one tear) and a bit browned, some moderate wear to jacket panels, mild rubbing and a few small spots to binding. Overall, a very good copy. This inscription was done during the time period that Hemingway was convalescing following a car accident leaving Yellowstone National Park on November 1, 1930. He had severely fractured his right arm, and spent the next several weeks at St. Vincent's Hospital and then at Red Lodge, both in Montana. Earl Snook (a friend of western artist Will James) visited Hemingway on several occasions, and compared him to a restless lion while he paced in his room. Hanneman A8a. Baker, Ernest Hemingway A Life Story, page 217.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2012
    11th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 497

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 September 5 Rare Books Signature Auction Books - New York .

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 May 14 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2019 May 14 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $735,674