10 December 1999
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York: Scribner's, 1940.
8o (216 x 152 mm). Original beige cloth (spine slightly rubbed and soiled, natural discoloration to endpapers).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author in blue ink on front free endpaper: "For C. Leonard Pfeiffer with very best wishes, always, Ernest Hemingway." The recipient, a wealthy business executive and art patron, was a first cousin of Hemingway's second wife Pauline Pfeiffer and a nephew of G.A. ("Uncle Gus") Pfeiffer, the Hemingways' great friend and benefactor. Hanneman. A18a.
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