Item #10250 A Farewell to Arms. Ernest HEMINGWAY.
A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1929).

A much better than very good indeed First Edition, First State copy in its visually pleasing original dust jacket of one of the celebrated author's most acclaimed novels, called by literary critics everywhere one of the greatest novels of that generation.  A most presentable example of the title with the three points of issue: publisher's seal on the copyright page, Catherine Barkley misspelled 'Katherine Barclay' on the dust jacket front flap, and no disclaimer on page [x].  

A Farewell to Arms is the basis for two film adaptations. (Actually three, since it was remade by director Michael Curtiz in 1951 as Force of Arms with the time period updated.  An unsuccessful attempt starring William Holden and Nancy Olson).  The first film adaptation was the Frank Borzage-directed 1932 version starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes; this won the Oscar for Charles Lang's superb cinematography.  The second was the 1957 Charles Vidor-directed version starring Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones and Vittorio De Sica.

Our First Edition, First state copy is a superb addition to a collector's library.



. Item #10250

Price: $5,550.00

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