9 June 2004
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HEMINGWAY, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.
8o. Original vellum-backed blue boards, gilt-lettered leather spine label, uncut and unopened; glassine dust jacket (chipping and splitting); original publisher's board slipcase; cloth folding case. Provenance: Walden, Chicago Oct. 1929 (ownership inscription on front free endpaper).
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 99 of 510 copies signed by Hemingway. "Its success was so enormous that it may be said to have ended Hemingway's influence as a writer. After it one could no more imitate that musical crystal-clear style; blown like glass from the white-heat of violence" (Connolly The Modern Movement 60). Hanneman A8b.
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