A Farewell to Arms: Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms: Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms: Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms: Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Ernestoic Books and Bindery (Clarence, NY, U.S.A.)

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"A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway. First trade edition, fifth printing from November 1929, just two months after the first printing. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. The book measures 5" x 7.5", 355 pages. A brand new facsimile (reproduction) dust jacket is included for protection and display. The book is in very good plus condition. The black cloth boards are very well preserved with minor shelf wear. The spine is lightly toned. The gold labels are faintly sunned and complete. Previous owner's signature in ink on the front endpaper. The textblock is gently toned and largely clean and bright with sound binding. Early in 1918, Ernest Hemingway joined the Italian Red Cross and served as an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I, in which the Italians allied with the British, French, and Americans against Germany and Austria-Hungary. During his time abroad, Hemingway had two experiences that affected him profoundly and that would later inspire one of his most celebrated novels, A Farewell to Arms. The first occurred on July 8, 1918, when a trench mortar shell struck him while he crouched beyond the front lines with three Italian soldiers. Though Hemingway embellished the story over the years, it is certain that he was transferred to a hospital in Milan, where he fell in love with a Red Cross nurse named Agnes von Kurowsky. Scholars are divided over Agnes's role in Hemingway's life and writing, but there is little doubt that his relationship with her informed the relationship between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley in A Farewell to Arms. What enfolds is a story filled with romance intertwined with moments of bravery, danger, love, and loss. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (C6-22). Bookseller Inventory # 001865

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Title: A Farewell to Arms

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

Publication Date: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Welcome to Ernestoic Books and Bindery, where you can find the most sought after Modern First Editions. Our bindery specializes in book and paper restoration and conservation, box making, and traditional leather bookbinding. As our name suggests, Ernest Hemingway is our specialty and our passion. "Ernestoic" was a nickname given to Hemingway by his first wife Elizabeth Hadley and son John. We guarantee the condition of every book we sell. Returns may be made within ten days of receipt for any reason. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books.

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