9 June 2004
HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). Three Stories and Ten Poems. Paris: Contact Publishing Co., 1923.
8o. Original printed wrappers (very minor darkening to spine). Provenance: Ralph Blum (presentation inscription).
FIRST EDITION of Hemingway's first book, one of 300 copies. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY on the front free endpaper: "For Ralph Blum from Ernest Hemingway." Blum is possibly the literary agent for whom publisher and agent Donald S. Friede was a story editor in the late 1940s. Hanneman A1. A VERY FINE COPY.
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