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Ernest Hemingway
A FAREWELL TO ARMS (1929) ERNEST HEMINGWAY, 1ST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, WRAPPER
A FAREWELL TO ARMS Ernest Hemingway CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS NEW YORK 1929 First printing in rare first issue wrapper. Scribner colophon at copyright page with no additional printings stated; no disclaimer verso dedication page. Black cloth boards, gold cover and spine labels stamped in black ink, moderate shelf wear. Cover and spine labels remain relatively bright and crisp. Bind good; hinges intact. Slight indentation on top of pages. Original first edition Cleon wrapper with Catherine Barkley misspelled as Katharine Barclay in front flap summary, some chip, rub, toning, discoloration; unclipped 2.50, protected in new clear sleeve. Wrapper art and design by Cleonike "Cleon" Damianakes, an illustrator and etcher who designed some of the most iconic jackets of the era. Very attractive. Very good example in near good original wrapper. The story recounts the romance between Frederic Henry, an American soldier, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse. Heavily autobiographical, the plot was directly inspired by Hemingway's relationship with Agnes von Kurowsky in Milan. Catherine's parturition (childbirth) was inspired by the intense labor pains of Pauline in the birth of Patrick - Ernest' second wife and second son - and the real-life Kitty Cannell inspired the fictional Helen Ferguson. The priest was based on Don Giuseppe Bianchi, the priest of the 69th and 70th regiments of the Brigata Ancona. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 355 pages. Insured post. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
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