HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). In Our Time. Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1924.
Tall 8°. Woodcut portrait frontispiece after Henry Strater. Original printed paper boards (small chips at ends of spine, front cover slightly bowed, slight wear at corners, minor glue discoloration on endpapers as usual); quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: with the label of Shakespeare and Company on the rear pastedown; F. Ross Hanes? (signature on free endpaper); Raymond Epstein (his sale Swann Galleries, 29 April 1992, lot 228); Carol G. and William E. Simon (bookplate in slipcase).
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 40 of 170 copies printed on Rives hand-made paper. Hemingway was a correspondent for the "Toronto Star" newspaper, filing more than a dozen articles on the Greco-Turkish War with the paper in 1923 (some of the short stories in the present title are based on these experiences). While in Toronto he personally left copies of Three Stories and Ten Poems (his first book) and the Paris edition of In Our Time at the bookshop, The Little Shop Round the Corner, and according to Morley Callaghan's memoir, That Summer in Paris, later returned to the store with Callaghan in tow to pick up a copy of Three Stories... Hanneman A2a; Connolly, The Modern Movement 49 (describing the expanded 1925 edition, the first of Hemingway's books to be published in the United States).