Bloomfield Hills, MI: Bruccoli Clark Books, 1977. Facsimile Edition. Slim folio, publisher's russet cloth, upper board gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.
"'Tell us about the French women, Hank. What are they like?'" Facsimile edition of Hemingway's second book, a collection of lyrical narrative vignettes. Hemingway's lasting contribution to literature arguably rests on his innovations in the short story – terse, elliptical, with more going on beneath the surface than above – with these eighteen meditations on the human costs of the First World War a window onto the development of the author's early style. The collection was originally published in an extremely limited edition by a small Parisian press in 1924. This facsimile reprint, published with the permission of the Hemingway estate, is printed on laid paper, and reproduces the frontispiece woodcut portrait of Hemingway by Henry Strater, and the original illustrated wraps, bound in. One of 1700 unnumbered copies. Light foxing to endpapers; unclipped dust jacket with light foxing to verso, and light creasing. Near fine. Item #7817