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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Typed letter signed (initials in pencil) to C.W. Wilcox, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, 27 October 1955. One page, 4to, single-spaced, on onion skin paper with Hemingway's address imprinted in red, slight wrinkling.

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Typed letter signed (initials in pencil) to C.W. Wilcox, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, 27 October 1955. One page, 4to, single-spaced, on onion skin paper with Hemingway's address imprinted in red, slight wrinkling.

HEMINGWAY ORDERS BOOKS BY HIMSELF, FAULKNER, MAILER, AND GOLDING

"...Could you call on your sterling associates in the retail dept. [of Scribner's Book Store] to help ship out the following by the usual procedure? The Call to Honour -- De Gaulle...The Edge of the Sea -- Rachel Carson...Lord of the Flies -- William Golding...Marjorie Morningstar -- Herman wouk. The Deer Park -- Norman Mailer. How to Be a Bastard -- (or whatever the title) by Rebecca West's boy who writes the good reviews in the New Yorker. The Big Woods -- W. Faulkner...Lawrence of Arabia -- Richard Aldington. Cards of Identity -- Nigel Dennis. The World of Bemelmans -- Bemelmuns [sic]...3 copies of The World We Live In. Green Hills of Africa (complete with discount) E. Hemingstein. Commando Extraordinary -- Charles Foley, otherwise known as my old pal Skorzeny [the Nazi commando]...Thank you very much and best luck always. Book [eventually Islands in the Stream?] is on page 652. Hope you have a good season. It looks as though books were running much better than last year. Am trying to build up a backlog of books to take on a long trip. If you know any really good ones I have missed please shove them in up to the number of ten." With pencilled check marks (by Wilcox?) next to the book titles.
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