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A Farewell To Arms

By Hemingway, Ernest




Set during World War 1, Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms is the story of Lieutenant Frederic Henry, an American serving as an ambulance driver in the Italian army, and his love affair with an English nurse named Catherine Barkley. The novel is semi-autobiographical, based on Hemingway's own experiences serving in the Italian campaigns during the war. While some assume the title of the work to be taken from a poem by 16th century English dramatist George Peele, others believe it to be a simple pun of the word “arms.”

A Farewell to Arms was first serialized in the May-October issues Scribner's Magazine 1929. It was published in book form in September of that year. As the work became available to the public just over ten years after the November 1918 armistice, Hemingway assumed his audience would recognize many of the references. In fact, certain basic information isn't alluded to in the book at all, as it was common knowledge around the time of publication.

The result of this immediacy? Arguably one of the best novels written about World War I… ever. A Farewell to Arms was Hemingway's first bestseller, affording him financial independence and cementing his stature as a modern American writer. More specifically, the novel and its content helped to established the author as a key member of the “Lost Generation,” a subset of Modernist artists namely defined by their post-war disillusionment. A Farewell to Arms is ranked 74th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century. 

First edition identification and notes

Scribner’s first published A Farewell to Arms in New York in September 1929 in a print run of about 31,000 copies. The 355-page first editions have no additional printings listed on the copyright page. Of the initial print run, 510 copies were numbered and signed by Hemmingway. These “Lost Generation” gems have sold for upwards of $20,000.

Other collectible or notable editions

 In July 2012, Scribner’s released the Hemingway Library Edition of A Farewell to Arms with a dust jacket facsimile of the first edition. The newly published edition presents an appendix with a number of alternate endings Hemingway wrote for the novel in addition to pieces from early draft manuscripts.


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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, limited to 510 copies, of which this is number 497, and SIGNED by the author. A superlative copy bound in the original Publisher's half-vellum over light blue paper-covered boards, with leather spine label titles in gilt. The book is in excellent condition with the text unopened and UNREAD. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fabulous copy SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway on the limitation page. Includes the original patterned paper slipcase with red label at front, that is hand-numbered 497 that matches the number in the book.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1929 SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. A magnificent copy authentically SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway on the limitation page. The book is bound in the original publisher's cloth. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with slight wear. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A stunning copy SIGNED by the author with the ORIGINAL publisher's matching slipcase. We buy SIGNED Hemingway First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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A FAREWELL TO ARMS

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. A beautiful, Fine copy of this desirable book in an attractive new slipcase. Original vellum spine and green boards with vellum tips. Copy #48 of 510 SIGNED by the author, Hemingway's only signed and limited edition. An absolutely gorgeous copy, the boards and the vellum both sparkling fresh with the black leather label completely intact and bright. Housed in a new and attractive slipcase reproducing the original and on which the original limitation label has been mounted. Laid in are receipts for purchase of this book from 1932 (private purchase for five dollars) and 1984 (Goodspeed's).

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Price: $18,750.00


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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1929 LIMITED EDITION of 510 copies SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway. The original publisher's slipcase has the same matching number as in the book. The book is great shape with minor to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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Price: $17,500.00


A Farewell to Arms

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner’s, 1929. First Edition. One of 510 numbered copies signed by Hemingway. Spine and boards a little soiled, else a fine copy in a publisher's slipcase with minor wear. In a custom quarter-morocco clamshell box.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway on a laid in signature. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the publisher's seal printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket has the misprint of Katharine Barclay printed on front flap. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the spine. The book is bound in the original publisher's black cloth. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $13,000.00


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A Farewell To Arms.

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Signed limited first edition of this early Hemingway classic, which established him among the American masters. Tall octavo, original white parchment over green boards. One of 510 copies signed by Ernest Hemingway, this is number 67. Fine in the original slipcase which is in very good condition. An exceptional example, scarce in this condition. Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield—weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep. Ernest Hemingway famously said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times to get the words right. Farewell To Arms is the only signed limited edition of Ernest Hemingway's works.

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A Farewell to Arms

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner’s, 1929. First Edition. One of 510 numbered copies signed by Hemingway. A little spine soiling and rubbing; very minor browning of the boards; near fine in a very good publisher’s slipcase. In a custom quarter-morocco clamshell box.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First Printing with the "publisher's seal" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway on a laid in card. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has ALL the First Issue points present and is vibrant in color with NO fading. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Hemingway First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First Printing without the Legal Disclaimer. This copy is SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway on a bank check laid into the book. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has the "Katharine Barclay" misprint on the front flap. This UNRESTORED dustjacket is vibrant in color with slight wear to the edges. The book is in fantastic shape and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Hemingway First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $11,000.00


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A Farewell To Arms - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1929. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A beautiful first edition in Fine condition with slightly toned endpapers and paste-downs. One of 31,050 books of the first printing (page x is blank and does not contain the legal disclaimer that did not arrive in time) in smooth black cloth with bright gold paper labels. Very nearly Fine first state dust-jacket with misspelled Katharine versus Catherine, slightly rubbed and chipped, mainly along spine. Hanneman A8. In custom made, clamshell case with sculpted Farewell To Arms design; At the age of 18, Ernest Hemingway was eager to serve in the Great War, however, poor vision made him join the ambulance corps instead and was sent to France. Transferred to Italy, he became the first American wounded in that country during World War I. Hemingway came out of the European battlefields with a medal for valor and a wealth of experience that he would, 10 years later, turn into gold with A Farewell to Arms .

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed limited edition, #82 of 510 in new clamshell box with period design interior paper lining , deckle edge paper, new leather spine label made to match the original, stain on the second endpaper where a chip of the old spine label rested for years. Vellum spine is lightly evenly soiled. Hemingway's signature is bold and clear. ; Scans available on request ; Signed by Author .

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1929. Tall 8vo. Signed limited edition. This is copy no. 7 of an edition limited to 510 copies and signed on the limitation leaf by the author Ernest Hemingway. 355 pp. Original vellum spine and corner tips over light blue/green paper-covered boards. Gilt-lettered black leather title label to spine. In the original publisher's slipcase with paper title label to front and hand-lettered 'No. 7'. Slipcase in Good condition with wear to edges and extremities and top of slipcase renewed. Some staining to vellum spine. Small bump to board edge. No ownership names. Internally clean. Early bookshop label from 'The Holliday Bookshop' New York to lower corner of rear paste-down. Binding firm. A Very Good copy. . Very Good. Vellum Spine. Signed Limited Edition. 1929.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First printing with the publisher's "Seal" printed on the copyright page. A magnificent copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. This First Issue sophisticated dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present. The book is in fabulous shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Hemingway first editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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A Farewell to Arms

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner’s, 1929. First Edition. One of 510 numbered copies signed by Hemingway. Some fading and spotting; very good, without the publisher’s slipcase.

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A farewell to arms

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Scribners, 1929. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE WITHOUT THE LEGAL DISCLAIMER. Original black cloth, gold labels, in the dust jacket. An exceptional copy, light dust spots on top edge, the binding mint, the dust jacket bright and near fine. First edition, first issue, without the legal disclaimer. Original dust jacket, also with the correct first issue point, the name of the heroine, Catherine Barkley, misspelled "Katharine Barclay" on the front flap. One of the undisputed high spots of twentieth-century literature, Hemingway's classic, semi-autobiographical story of love during the First World War.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's seal printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FRIST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner(s), 1929 First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent first issue dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the spine ends. The original dustjacket has the $2.50 price present and the first issue point with "Sun Also Rises" and "Men without Women" titles listed on back panel of the dustjacket. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight and boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Hemingway First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $7,500.00


A Farewell to Arms.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York., 1929. First U.S. edition. Octavo. pp [xii], 355. Black cloth with printed gold labels on spine and front.Front free endpaper very faintly marked. Very good indeed in very good indeed dustwrapper slightly rubbed at the edges. The dustwrapper is first issue: the heroine's name is misspelled ''Katharine'' in the blurb on the flap.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First Printing. One of 510 signed and numbered copies. This is copy number 305 that matches the 305 number on the publisher's slipcase. This original slipcase has wear with restoration. The book is in very good condition bound in the publisher's quarter vellum over olive cloth boards with black spine label stamped in gold. The pages are clean with some repair to pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy SIGNED by the author on the limitation page.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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FAREWELL TO ARMS

Hemingway Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition. First 1st edition, 1st state with Scribner's seal on copyright page and no disclaimer. First issue, dust jacket, with the name of the heroine, Catherine Barkley, misspelled "Katharine Barclay" as called for. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth with the printed gold labels on the spine and upper cover, in first issue dustjacket. [i]-[x]+[1]-355. An essentially fine copy in a dustjacket with light mellowing and edgewear or evidence of shelving. FIRST EDITION IN THE SCARCE DUSTJACKET. Hemingway’s moving and tragic tale of an American service man and the British nurse he falls in love with during the horrors of the first World War. Hemingway’s characters in this, his second novel, reflect the honesty and resonance that is so distinctive to his prose.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First Printing. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the printed price present with minor repair. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Ernest Hemingway First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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A Farewell to Arms.

Hemingway, Ernest.

8vo. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1929. 8vo., [x], 355 pp. Original black cloth with inlaid gold paper labels to upper board and backstrip, in original pictorial dust jacket, uncut. Tiny chip to the upper joint, some minimal wear at head and tail of dust jacket, otherwise a very near fine copy. First edition, first printing, with the “publisher’s seal” on the copyright page, no disclaimer on page [x], Catherine Barkley misspelled “Katharine Barclay” on the front flap of the jacket. A Farewell to Arms is considered one of the greatest novels from this generation.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929 First edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket with Catherine Barclay's name misspelled as "Katharine" to front flap. Publisher's black cloth with gold paper labels lettered in black to front board and spine; in the original pictorial dust jacket with a drawing by Cleon. A near fine copy, light offsetting to endpapers and bookplate to front pastedown, scattered spots to text block edges, one bump to the outer edge of the front board, small brown stain to front title label; in a near fine dust jacket with some mild toning and light wear to the extremities, a few minor chips to the spine ends and corners. Overall, a bright, beautiful copy. Hanneman A8a. Set in Italy during World War I, A Farewell to Arms tells the story of a romance between the protagonist Frederic Henry, an American serving as a lieutenant in the Italian ambulance corps, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse tending to wounded soldiers. Widely considered one of the best novels to come from the war, the novel is, as the original dust jacket proclaims, "the very essence of beauty as twisted and made tragic by war" that "expresses the innermost nature of war." Unlike many of the other war novels by contemporary writers, A Farewell to Arms addresses not only the aftermath of WWI but the events of the war itself, specifically the Italian Front around the Battle of Caporetto of Autumn 1917. Accordingly, it stood out amongst the war novels, becoming Hemingway's first best-seller and establishing him as a premier American writer. Interestingly, in his 1958 interview with The Paris Review, Hemingway famously remarked, "I rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, thirty-nine times before I was satisfied.". First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribners, 1929 A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Scribner's Seal on the copyright page. Legal disclaimer is not present. Black cloth boards. Jacket priced at $2.50 with Katharine Barclay. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots, hinged at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine-, shelf wear, age toning. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First printing with the Scribner's "Seal" printed on the copyright page. This attractive First state dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor restoration to the edges. This original dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present and has the first issue point with Katharine misspelled on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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A Farewell to Arms

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

NY: Scribners, 1929. Bound in black cloth with gold labels. The labels are bright (virtually as new). The first edition of the book without the disclaimer, and the true first state dust jacket with price of $2.50 on front flap with "Katherine" on the front flap of the jacket and two reviews on the back panel. . The jacket has had some minor restoration work to top of spine. A beautiful copy. One of 31050 copies in the first printing. Reference: Hanneman 8.A.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's logo printed on the copyright page. This First issue dustjacket is rich in color with some repair. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has ALL the First Issue points present with NO chips or tears. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with light wear to the edges and some discoloration to the pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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A Farewell To Arms

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribners, 1929. First Edition, First Issue. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some light chipping, dust soiling, and a few small tears.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition, first issue with publisher's seal on copyright page and no disclaimer on page [x]. 355 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original black calico grain cloth, gilt paper printed labels. Minor wear to bottom edge of covers, Pictorial dust-jacket designed by Cleon (first issue with "Katherine" spelling on flap). First edition, first issue with publisher's seal on copyright page and no disclaimer on page [x]. 355 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Grissom A.1.8.a; Hanneman 8A

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Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, first issue dust jacket, in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. Hemingway's semi-autobiographical account of an American ambulance driver in an Italian regiment in WWI and his fleeting romance with a British nurse. Quintessential Hemingway, written at the height of his powers. A clean, Near Fine copy of the book with bright gold labels. Four internal leaves with small loss to upper (marginal) corners, otherwise and excellent copy. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with a faint splash to the spine and two closed tears to the front panel (without any repair or restoration). Offsetting to the endpapers from publisher's glue and dust jacket, jacket a bit toned overall and with all corners publisher clipped (but retaining original price of $2.50). First issue without the legal disclaimer on p. x and with Catherine spelled with a "K" on the front flap. "One of the finest prose stylists in English. He captured in stunning stories and novels the uncomfortable realities of his age and forced into public consciousness a realization of the brutalities of war and their lingering psychological affects... His best novels record for all time the emotional turmoil of modern warfare and modern life. It is the integrity of his craft, a richness beyond legend, that will forever endure." (Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates in his closing remarks to the Hemingway Centennial JFK Library, April, 1999). Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket.

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A FAREWELL TO ARMS

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Labels are fine and bright; light offsetting to endpapers from the dustwrapper which is intact with just minor chipping at the head of the spine and general darkening and soiling, mostly to the rear, and with absolutely no tinkering. Near Fine in an above average, Very Good, attractive dustwrapper. First state of text without disclaimer and earliest state of dustwrapper with "Katherine Barclay" reading.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

A fine first edition (seal on copyright page and 1929 on title page) in a near fine first issue dust jacket; long closed tear on back panel of dj. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First Printing with copyright 1929 printed on the copyright page and the publisher's seal present. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $2.50 price present with Katharine Barclay First Issue point on the front flap of the dustjacket. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. An attractive UNRESTORED copy with the original dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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A FAREWELL TO ARMS

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, 1929. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, 1929. Hardcover. Hanneman A8d. Black cloth, [7 1/4" x 5 1/4"] red decorative border on the title page. Embossed Grosset emblem on the upper cover. Printed red paper labels on the upper cover & spine. A very rare book especially in the correct silver, black & red dustwrapper & much less available than the true first trade - [Hanneman A8a]. Almost all of the Grosset reprints are incorrectly listed & are much later & usually taller printings. This is a superb, indeed stunning copy [neat name on the ffe - just a hint of archival restoration to the rare dustwrapper]. Excellent.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's logo printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket has some wear to the spine and edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the First Issue points such as Katharine Barclay printed incorrectly on the front flap. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A collectable copy of this First Edition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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Price: $2,600.00


A Farewell to Arms.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

Jonathan Cape, London., 1929. First edition, preceding the U.S. edition by four days. First state, with the mis-spelling ''seriosu'' on page 66. Octavo. 350 pages.Bookplate on front pastedown. Near fine in near-fine dustwrapper. A very bright copy.

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A Farewell To Arms

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First American Edition. Hardcover. Hanneman A8.a. First Printing, with Scribner's seal on copyright page and no legal disclaimer on p.[x]. Octavo; black cloth, with gold title labels on spine and front panel, with titles printed in black; dustjacket; 355pp. Small bookseller's label to front pastedown, with a few small spots to upper edge of text and some trivial rubbing to spine label; Near Fine. Dustjacket the first state, with 'Katharine Barclay' on front flap; unclipped (priced $2.50), spine and panels evenly toned, with light wear, a few short tears, and some shallow chipping along the edges; Very Good.

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A Farewell to Arms

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition, first issue in first issue dustwrapper. Slight wear to the spine label else near fine in a price-clipped, very good dustwrapper with a small chip at the crown and some age-toning and short tears. A decent example of Hemingway's classic story of love and war, arguably his masterpiece, and certainly one of the highspots of 20th Century literature. Connolly 100.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

Near fine first edition, 1929 date on title page matches copyright page and Scribner's seal is on the copyright page. Some brown spots on page edges, shelf wear and wear on corners. Very slightly spine-cocked. In very good dust jacket with original price, $2.50 on front flap. Some tanning on inside edges of DJ and chipping along hinge, edges, and spine of DJ. Housed in custom-made slipcase.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribner's, 1929. First edition, first issue. Black cloth, gilt labels. A fine copy in a slightly tanned first state dust jacket, with a little shallow chipping at the top of the spine. Hanneman A8a.

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A Farewell to Arms

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing, with Scribner's seal on copyright page and no legal disclaimer on p.[x]. Octavo; black cloth, with gold title labels on spine and front panel, with titles printed in black; dust jacket; [8],355pp. Dustjacket the first state, with "Katharine Barclay" on front flap; unclipped (priced $2.50). Old tape repair to jacket flap folds and spine, the entirety toned, more so at spine; creasing to upper panel, shallow chips and tears, the largest to spine crown affecting six letters without loss of meaning; gold labels darkened, small hole to spine cloth; overall Good or better. HANNEMAN A.8.a.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribner's, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good+. First edition, first issue book in second state DJ. Date of October 4, 1929 in ink on front endpaper. Overall, an extremely nice copy in bright example of the dust jacket with light wear only.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. First issue with no legal disclaimer on page x. Bound in publisher's black cloth with bronze title labels. Very Good with faint stains to cloth, rubbing at edges. Previous owner name to front free endpaper, short split started at the bottom of the front hinge. In a Good first issue dust jacket, with price of $2.50 intact and misspelling of Catherine Barclay as Katherine on the front flap. Edge wear to jacket with chipping to spine ends, a scuff near the head, rubbing, and a stain to the tail of the spine intruding into the panels, which is visible mostly from the blank verso.

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A Farewell to Arms.

Hemingway, Ernest.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1929.. First edition, first state. Cloth. Very Good in Fair DJ. 355 pp. 8vo. Cloth hardcover in dustjacket. First edition, first state. No disclaimer. Front dj flap has "Katharine Barclay" printed on front flap, but the character is called "Catharine Barkley" in the text. Dj worn and soiled, spine sunned, bumping to sp. ends w/ tears/chips to dj ends, corners and edges, sunning to spine, 1" split to front folded edge. Edgewear and scuffing to boards, bumping to spine ends. Noted critic's pencil signature to ffep. Soiling and browning to ep's. Otherwise, interior very clean.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Original black cloth, gold labels lettered in black. First issue book in first state DJ. A nice square copy of the book with bright labels, and uncommon thus. DJ is price clipped with small chip to top of rear panel, and a larger chip to lower spine portion, resulting in the loss of most of "Scribners" - chip measures about 1.5" x 1". A few tape repairs to verso, spotting to front panel . Overall, a nice copy of the book in an unrestored DJ with famous pictorial front panel in nice condition. Protected with a modern mylar cover.

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A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest

355 pages, no legal disclaimer, Scribner's colophon on verso of title page, hence first edition - first printing, corners are bent with scrapes, missing dust jacket, one scrape on bottom edge of front cover, gold faded paste down title label on front cover, paste down on spine is very chipped and scraped, black cloth covers, pages are tanning, split in binding after second front end paper, binding is shaken, no marks in or on book, a good reading copy. [HB509}

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A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929. First Edition / First Printing / Second Issue. Scribner's Seal on the copyright page. Legal disclaimer is present. Black cloth boards. Jacket priced at $2.50 without Katharine Barclay. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, age toning, name at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, short tear, age toning. The dust jacket is not present.

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