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HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing Co., 1923.
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HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing Co., 1923.

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HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing Co., 1923.

An unopened copy of the first edition of Hemingway's first book. The collection includes the story "My Old Man," which editor Edward J. O'Brien found exceptional enough to include among the best of the year. O'Brien also asked permission to dedicate the upcoming anthology to Hemingway, who agreed, adding: "And to show you how much I appreciate it I will make a very solemn vow to you and God never to think about any readers but you and God when writing stories all the rest of my life" (Baker, Selected Letters, p. 103). One of 300 copies. Hanneman A1a.

12mo (174 x 116mm). Original printed gray-blue wrappers, uncut and unopened. Provenance: Christie’s, 24 May 1989, lot 216.

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