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  • Death in the Afternoon – Ernest Hemingway

    Death in the Afternoon – Ernest Hemingway

    Hemingway’s classic book on the ceremony and traditions of Spanish bullfighting. Contemplates the nature of fear and courage. Jonathan Cape favourite.

    Large octavo, 358 pages, plus bibliographical note. Eight one reproductions from photographs. This issue published by Cape, London in 1966. A couple of minor closed tear to jacket edge, not price clipped, top edge stained red as should be. A very good copy.

    Impressed private library stamp of Edward F Cass on the front end paper. Cass a noted English bibliophile was Chairman of the esteemed Portico Library in Manchester among many other related roles.

    Bullfighters Delight

    $80.00

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  • Fiesta – Ernest Hemingway -1955 Cape Edition

    Fiesta – Ernest Hemingway -1955 Cape Edition

    Our favourite edition in classic cover. Very scarce and very sought after in this Cape form.

    The bullfight in Hemingway.

    Published by Jonathan Cape, London. Re-issued in 1954 in this form, this printing form 1955. Jacket designed by Hans Tindall. The stunning bull silhouette carries over from the jacket to the front board. Octavo, 286 pages, a trifle age, really a very good copy.

    Impressed private library stamp of Edward F Cass on the front end paper. Cass a noted English bibliophile was Chairman of the esteemed Portico Library in Manchester among many other related roles.

    This is the Fiesta

    SO SORRY SOLD

    $80.00

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  • Dodsworth – Sinclair Lewis (First American Nobel Laureate for Literature)

    Dodsworth – Sinclair Lewis (First American Nobel Laureate for Literature)

    First published in 1929 this is the 1947 Modern Library edition with a special foreword by Clifton Fadiman.

    Octavo, 377 pages all in very good condition.

    The author Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930.

    Sam Dodsworth makes a fortune selling his automotive business and with his younger glamorous wife, Fran, heads for a summer in Europe. Soon they find that their different interests drive them apart … Fran enjoying the high party life whilst Sam’s interests lie in history and culture. Fran falls for an admirer and that’s the end of the relationship. Sam has a more enduring meeting ..

    Dodsworth a special story – readable and with meaning.

    $30.00

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  • Tortilla Flat – John Steinbeck

    Tortilla Flat – John Steinbeck

    First published in 1935 this is the book that brought success for John Steinbeck.

    This is the Modern Library edition, a 1970’s issue, Steinbeck had passed away in 1968 as noted on the back flap … although not updated in the “Note on the Author”.

    As well as the “Note’ we have Steinbeck’s own remarks about the book. He struggled a bit with the critics interpretation of the characters in the book … he held them close to his heart.

    Octavo, 317 pages with illustrations by Ruth Gannett. A nice copy.

    The story of “Danny’s House” and the lives and exploits of the Paisanos that lived there.

    $30.00

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  • Islands in the Stream – Ernest Hemingway  – First Edition 1970

    Islands in the Stream – Ernest Hemingway – First Edition 1970

    This is the first UK edition published by Collins, London in 1970.

    Large octavo, 398 pages with end paper maps. Very good if not better condition.

    A major novel left among Hemingway’s writings at the time of death. Mary Hemingway said “The book is all Ernest’s. We have added nothing to it” … we believe her …

    Hemingway’s Last Novel and a good one!

    $60.00

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  • Ernest Hemingway – A Comprehensive Bibliography – Compiled and described by Audre Hanneman.

    Ernest Hemingway – A Comprehensive Bibliography – Compiled and described by Audre Hanneman.

    The definitive work published by Princeton University Press in 1967. Significant involvement from Scribner’s as one would expect.

    Large octavo, 568 pages. Complete dust jacket with a couple of small spots, very clean inside a very good copy of a book more often found ex public library.

    Following a Forward by Charles Scribner Jnr an a useful Preface by the compiler we have Part I … which comprises a Chronological List of Hemingway’s books then the main game .. Books and Pamphlets (American and English [mainly Cape] Editions). Here we have the full description of each work and progressive edition.

    Following that … Contributions and First Appearances in Books and Pamphlets; Contributions to Newspapers and Periodicals; Translations; Anthologies and Library Holding (Letters, Ephemera etc)

    Part Ii provided information on books and articles about Hemingway an Part III, really and appendix of references to previous notes.

    This is certainly the “go to” reference … it is before Islands in the Stream and we can see one or two omissions and small errors. But don’t be put off.

    Ernest Hemingway – the reference for collectors an admirers.

    $70.00

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