• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 69

    [HEMINGWAY, Ernest, and others]. Contact Collection of Contemporary Authors. [Paris: Contact Publishing 1925].

    Price Realised  

    [HEMINGWAY, Ernest, and others]. Contact Collection of Contemporary Authors. [Paris: Contact Publishing 1925].

    8o. Original gray printed wrappers, uncut (some minor soiling, small split along front joint); glassine dust wrapper (chipped with some loss at head of spine panel); cloth slipcase.

    FIRST EDITION, one of 300 copies, printed by Maurice Darantiers in Dijon. Edited and published by Robert McAlmon, this anthology is perhaps the most important of the period, containing works by Joyce ("From Work in Progress"), Hemingway ("Soldier's Home"), Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, and others. Hanneman B3.

    [With:] HEMINGWAY. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen. New York: House of Books, 1933. 8o. Title printed in red and black. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine (minor fading to spine). FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 253 of 300 copies. Hanneman A11a. (2)


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