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Miscellaneous materials relating to Hemingway's East African air safaris, from the collection of his pilot, Captain Roy Marsh; [together with]
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1953. The Old Man and the Sea. Together 13 items, all signed or inscribed by Hemingway to Marsh unless otherwise stated. The Old Man and the Sea: octavo. Original pale blue cloth, spine lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. 4 autograph letters: between 1 and 2 sheets, written in blue or black ink, dated between 2 February–12 June 1954. 1 typed letter: single sheet on Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba headed note paper, dated 1955. 2 Hallmark Christmas cards: both single sheets folded twice, the second inscribed by Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary. 3 envelopes: hand or type written Airmail envelopes addressed to the Marshes at both their Nairobi, Kenya and Kericho, Kenya Colony homes. Marsh's unpublished manuscript account of the crashes: 33 pp., hand written on faintly lined cream notepaper in a "paperblanks saddleworn leather" notebook with magnetised fold-over fore-edge cover, signed and dated "Roy Marsh 18th. Oct. 2005". Includes coloured map of routes taken and a photocopy of a newspaper clipping picturing Hemingway and Marsh, taped-in on p. 30 verso. 1 blue folder containing transcriptions of Marsh's "Pilot's Account of the Hemingway Crashes" and the letters, with assorted other memorabilia. A remarkable archive of material, including a first edition, presentation copy of The Old Man and the Sea, inscribed from the author, from the collection of Captain Roy Marsh, Hemingway's pilot on the two near-fatal aeroplane crashes in East Africa in early 1954. Roy Marsh (1924–2014) later served as chief pilot with Air Mahe in the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [London, United Kingdom]

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