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    Hemingway Telegram to Esquire Magazine Publisher and the Three Issues of the Magazine Featuring His "Letter From Tanganyika"

    Ernest Hemingway. Telegram to Arnold Gingrich, Founder and Editor of Esquire Magazine, With Three Issues of Esquire Featuring Hemingway's "Letters from Tanganyika," and a Photo of Hemingway on Safari. This Esquire-related lot includes several items from 1934 when Hemingway was contributing a regular column for the magazine, written as letters from the field. The "Letters" of concern here are his three "Tanganyika Letters" which documented his time hunting in East Africa. This lot includes: Three Issues of Esquire. Issues are dated April, June, and July, 1934. These three issues contain the following: "a. d. in Africa - A Tanganyika Letter" (April); and "Shootism versus Sport - The Second Tanganyika Letter" (June); and "Notes on Dangerous Game - The Third Tanganyika Letter" (July). All three magazines are in generally very good condition. [and:] Original Telegram from Hemingway to Esquire Editor Arnold Gingrich. Dated April 17, 1934, and sent from Key West, this telegram reads in its entirety: "GO AHEAD WITH SHOOTISM STOP WHEN DO YOU WANT AUGUST LETTER BY GOOD LUCK BERMUDA REGARDS = HEMINGWAY." This is in reference to the second Tanganyika letter published in the June, 1934 issue of Esquire. Telegram is toned and with the usual folds. Fine condition. [and:] Photo of Hemingway with Lion He Killed on Safari in Africa. Photo-offset print from a photograph supplied to Esquire by Hemingway. This image accompanied "Shootism versus Sport - The Second Tanganyika Letter" featured in the June, 1934 issue. In a January, 1934 letter to editor Arnold Gingrich, Hemingway writes about the safari photos he is sending: "Use these pics if you want. The lion ones are damned good. I took it [sic] with 4x5 Graflex at about 8 to 10 yards x 1/50th - stop No. 8." This print is likely from the Esquire presses and was probably used in the pre-production editing process of the June issue. Picture image measures 4 x 5.25 inches; full sheet measures 7 x 11 inches. A few shallow bends at lower left corner and along the right side; verso is toned with a strip of offsetting to the left side. Very good condition.

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