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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1940
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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A copy of the true first edition, of which there are many such without the DJ on the used book market, with Scribner's "A" on the copyright page and no seal. The pages are clean and unmarked, save for previous owner's name in pencil on half title page. Text block clean and tight. There is some browning on the endpapers. 471 pages. Binding in oatmeal boards, with black lettering on the red panels on the spine and the author's stamped facsimile signature on the front cover. {ref: Hanneman A18a}. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. Slight bumping on the corners. Note to prospective buyers: There has been a debate in recent years over whether the Scribner's seal should also be present on the copyright page. Other Scribner's books published around the same time such as To Have and Have Not, The Yearling, The Dark Horse, The Last Tycoon, and Cross Creek all have both the "A" and the seal. However, no one has produced a copy of this novel with both the "A" and Scribner's seal, and no one has come forward to say they have even seen such a copy. So the jury is NOT out. However, editions with just the "A" are NOT scarce, although prices vary widely. Bookseller Inventory # 150409

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Title: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ

Edition: 1st Edition

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