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Winner Take Nothing [First Edition]
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1933 - First printing with A and Scribner's seal at copyright in original wrapper. Rare. Beautifully signed by Ernest Hemingway on signature cut lightly adhered at title page. Stylish early fountain pen signature contemporary with this title. Black, coated cloth boards w/crisp gold labels at cover and spine, light shelf wear. Deckled pages fine; no writing. Red top edge. Bind fine; hinges intact. Original first state dust jacket in black, red and white with Laurence Stallings review at back; clipped, protected in clear sleeve. Moderate edge wear, rub, discoloration; some adhesive to back of dj. Sharp near fine first edition in good wrapper. Ernest Hemingway's third collection of short stories and first new book of fiction since the publication of "A Farewell to Arms" in 1929 contains fourteen stories of varying length. Some appeared in magazines, but the majority had not been previously published. Characters and backgrounds are widely varied. "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" is about an old Spanish Beggar. "Homage to Switzerland" concerns various conversations at a Swiss railway-station restaurant. "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio" is laid in the accident ward of a hospital in western USA. Hemingway made his literary start as a short-story writer and excelled in this medium with this selection revealing some of his best. 244 pages. Insured post. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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