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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By Hemingway, Ernest




Many consider For Whom the Bell Tolls to be author Ernest Hemingway’s finest work. Inspired by Hemingway’s time as a war correspondent for The North American Newspaper Alliance during the Spanish Civil War, For Whom the Bell Tolls is a stark and brutal commentary on the nature of war, sacrifice, and death. In fact, many believe his work is among the best depictions of the Spanish Civil War written. As with some of Hemingway’s other work, many of the characters, experiences, and events were based off real people and battles Hemingway saw. 

One of the most interesting qualities of For Whom the Bell Tolls is the use and restraint of profanity. Even though Hemingway had already written much about war and tribulations and had never seemed inclined to limit the use of vulgar language, For Whom the Bell Tolls is a clear exemption. When writing dialogue, Hemingway would insert the word “obscenity” instead of writing the exact word or phrase. There has been a lot of discussion about the reason for such omissions, and while some believe Hemingway was worried about the book being banned and thus wanted to make the book as reader-friendly as possible for a brutally violent war novel, others believe the omissions of profanity was due to transliteration problems and the author’s attempt to be as honest to the dialogue he heard as possible. 

There is no arguing with the legacy and influence Hemingway had not only on American culture, but also on generations of future writers. The Beatnik generation referred to Hemingway as “Papa” with a quite reverence, and Hemingway inspired countless journalists with his in-depth profiles and wartime articles. Even the cities where he wrote his books are now places for pilgrimage among his most devoted fans. Hemingway first started writing For Whom the Bell Tolls in Cuba and later finished it in Sun Valley, Idaho. In fact, both hotel rooms are now popular tourist destinations.

First edition identification and notes

Published in 1940 by Charles Scribner in an initial print run of 75,000 copies at $2.75, a first printing of For Whom the Bell Tolls has the letter A present on the copyright page and may have the Scribner's seal present, although it hasn't been conclusively determined whether this is in fact a point of issue. First state dust jackets do not have a photo credit under the photograph of Hemingway. 


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For Whom the Bell Tolls.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original buff cloth, spine lettered black on red ground, facsimile signature to front board in black, top edge brown, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom black half morocco solander box. Spine a little rubbed, a couple of marks to front cover, hinges cracked but holding, text block sound. A very good copy in the jacket with repair to spine panel at front fold, minor loss to spine spine ends, chips to tips, rubbing, nicks and creasing to extremities. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Hemingway on the front free endpaper, "To Julia Quesada, with all good wishes. Ernest Hemingway. June 18 1953. San Francisco de Paula, Cuba." Hemingway's Cuban house, Finca Vigía, is located in San Francisco de Paula, a suburb of Havana; it was there that he began work on For Whom the Bell Tolls and he bought the property with some of the first royalties from the book. It became his primary residence after the Second World War, until the changing political landscape prompted him to leave for the last time in July 1960. With the relevant issue points: the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940. Octavo. Original beige cloth, titles to spine in black and red, and to front board in black, brown topstain. Housed in black quarter morcco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Contents toned, spine cocked and rubbed, cloth somewhat marked. Very good. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription beneath an original, non-authorial gift inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Sir Archibald Clark Kerr wishing him all good things all his life from his friend Ernest Hemingway Rangoon April 21 - 1941". Kerr was the Australian-born British diplomat who was at the time of the inscription, British ambassador to China. On meeting Hemingway, Kerr is reported to have said of him, "Tough? Why, I'm tougher than he is!" Kerr would subsequently go on to become ambassador to Russia and then to Washington; he was present at all of the Big Three conferences.

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$13,087.20

For Whom the Bell Tolls.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940.. First edition; Advance Dummy.. publisher's black cloth in preliminary dust jacket and acetate wrapper, preserved in a custom quarter morocco folding box.. A few wrinkles to cloth; else about fine. The acetate which covers the paper jacket has shrunk, causing some wrinkling to the flaps. There is a short tear at the top of the front panel; the paper jacket is otherwise bright. . 8vo,. The red and white preliminary dust jacket reads, below the title: "(Permanent Jacket in Preparation) The New Full Length Novel by Ernest Hemingway." A penciled annotation, signed by a former owner Oct. 31, 1946, relates information he received from Joe Poli of Scribner's manufacturing Dept., to the effect that only 17 copies of this advance dummy with wrapper were prepared for Scribner's sales force; and that about 25 copies of the dust wrapper only were distributed to salesmen who did not have the complete dummy.

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$12,500.00

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1940 A fine first edition (with Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a fine first issue dust jacket (no reference to photographer on back panel), signed by the author Ernest Hemingway on a blank page after the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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$11,000.00

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1940 A near fine first edition (with Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a good first issue dust jacket (no reference to photographer on back panel), inscribed by the author Ernest Hemingway in Cuba on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good.

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$10,000.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Hemingway, Ernest.

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition, first printing. Very slight toning, still fine in near fine, faintly rubbed, price clipped dust jacket with two small chips expertly restored at head of spine, in mylar cover. A very handsome copy. In first issue dust jacket with no photographer's name on rear panel. Signed by the author.

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$9,000.00

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1940 A fine first edition (with Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a very good first issue dust jacket (no reference to photographer on back panel), signed by the author Ernest Hemingway on a blank page after the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slip0case.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1940 A fine first edition (with Scribner's A on the copyright page) rebound in leather, inscribed by the author Ernest Hemingway on the dedication page. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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$9,000.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

NewYork:: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. A magnificent copy of Hemingway's masterpiece sumptuosly bound in full burgundy crushed morocco with gilt tooling and lettering. SIGNED BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY.. First Edition Signed. Full Burgundy Morocco. Fine. 8vo..

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$8,690.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940.. First edition.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket.. Second small bookplate to front pastedown; some browning to hinges from binder's adhesive; else a very nice copy in a very good jacket with some moderate chipping to the bottom edge. The largest chip slightly affects the "GW" in "Hemingway" at the bottom of the front panel.. 8vo,. Inscribed by Ernest Hemingway on a specially-designed bookplate for James W. Carlin.

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$7,500.00

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For Whom The Bell Tolls - SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author, Dated and Located

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribners, 1940. Hardcover. Good. A first US edition, first printing (with A on copyright page; in first state dust jacket), inscribed by Ernest Hemingway on title page to his friend (Cheveendo P.(?)), from San Francisco de Paula, Cuba in 1952. The book is in good condition with some rubbing and fading along spine an a circular stain on back cover - one previous owner's book plate on the front endpaper. The book comes with original first state dust jacket (unclipped with original $2.75 price), in good condition with some chipping. A very rare copy of one of the most seminal works of the twentieth century.

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$6,543.60

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For Whom The Bell Tolls.

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition, early printing of the novel that is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Nicholas Wreden with all best wishes Ernest Hemingway." The recipient, Nicholas Wreden was an editorial director at E. P. Dutton, and noted translator of several Russian titles, among them Leo Tolstoy. Some toning to the spine, a very good example in an excellent dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of Hemingway's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams). It was the basis for the 1943 film directed by Sam Wood, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress; however, only the Greek actress Katina Paxinou won an Oscar for her portrayal of Pilar.

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Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Chas. Scribner's Sons, 1940. Cloth. Spine somewhat rubbed and darkened, a bit tanned and a trifle shaken, but a sound copy. Later printing of the first edition (without the 'A'). Inscribed by Hemingway on the half- title: "To Max Showalter with all good wishes Ernest Hemingway." Accompanied by two other items: a) another copy, first printing, bearing Max Showalter's ownership signature on the free endsheet (endsheets darkened at gutters, else very good, in defective, but largely complete, dust jacket); and b) Mary Hemingway's HOW IT WAS (New York: Knopf, 1976), first edition, near fine in very good dust jacket, inscribed by Mary Hemingway to Showalter in Los Angeles in the year of publication. Showalter (a.k.a. Casey Adams) enjoyed a long career in film and television, and was a feature player at 20th Century Fox favored by Darryl Zanuck, who required Showalter's assumption of the 'Adams' stage name. Though he was associated with a long list of films and television programs from the 1940s-1980s, we find no record of his credited association with a film adaptation of Hemingway's work. He did, however, originate the role of Ward Cleaver (the Beaver's old man), which later passed to Hugh Beaumont.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Inscribed by Hemingway to his very close friend and fishing buddy, Charles Thompson: "For Lorine and Charles with love from Ernest. Sept. 20, 1957." Near fine copy in sun-tanned dust jacket, chipped at the head. A choice association copy of one of Hemingway's most enduring works. The decade or so that Hemingway lived in Key West were among his most productive years as a writer. He wrote in the mornings, fished in the afternoons, and often spent his evenings drinking with friends. One of those friends, many say his best friend, was Charles Thompson, the owner of a marine hardware store and a couple of other businesses. Charles went on an African safari with Ernest, and the character "Old Karl" in ''The Green Hills of Africa'' is based on him. There is also a lot of Charles Thompson in the character Harry Morgan in the novel "To Have and Have Not."

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribners, 1940. First Edition, First Issue. From the library of actor, Randolph Scott, with his signature on the front free endpaper and his bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. Very good copy with a hint of darkening and rubbing to the cloth at the spine in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some minor edge wear. Randolph Scott is best known for his film work in the Western genre, appearing in such classics as The Virginian, The Last Round-Up, The Desperadoes, The Nevadan, The Cariboo Trail, Ride the High Country, etc. He became one of the top box-office stars of the 1950s and, in the Westerns of Budd Boetticher especially, a critically important figure in the Western as an art form.

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$3,750.00

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A Nearly Fine copy of the book with offsetting to the end-papers (from publishers glue as usual) and slight off-set to the half-title. In a beautiful Nearly Fine dust jacket that is price clipped and shows a trivial nicks and rubs near the spine, but without chips, tears or fading. A book that is extremely difficult to find in this condition. Hemingway's captivating story of an American demolitions expert joining a band of rebels during the Spanish Civil War. Based in part on Hemingway's first-hand experiences in Spain during the 1936 - 1939 civil war. "'For Whom the Bell Tolls' is a tremendous piece of work. It is the most moving document to date on the Spanish Civil War, and the first major novel of the Second World War." (Contemporary NY Times Book Review). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner’s, 1940. First Edition. Endpapers a little browned; about fine in a dust jacket with very light wear and an unfaded spine.

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$2,750.00

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HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Very Good/Near Fine. First edition. Foxing to the boards and the endpapers, a very good copy in a very near fine (possibly supplied, but was with the book when it came to us) second issue dustwrapper with a little rubbing. Author James Jones's copy with his ownership Signature on the front pastedown. An interesting association between two men who are probably best known for their war novels.

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$2,500.00

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For Whom The Bell Tolls - a superb copy of the first US issue

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribners, 1940. Hardcover. Fine. A fine book without inscriptions, in a near fine (or better) unclipped wrapper with all the true first issue points. Some minor wear to the certain points of the top edge, but none of the usual chipping and creasing to the extremities - a superb copy and one of the best we have seen.

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$2,410.80

For Whom the Bell Tolls (First State)

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First printing with Scribner's "A" at copyright. Beautifully signed by Ernest Hemingway on signature cut lightly adhered at title page. Very attractive. Extremely rare first state, unclipped 2.75 jacket without photo credit at back. Oatmeal colored full cloth boards w/author's stamped signature, crisp black spine titles on bright red field, lt. shelf wear. Deckled pages very good; no writing. Lt. brown top edge. Bind good, hinges intact. Dust jacket w/moderate chip, rub, discoloration at flaps; unclipped 2.75, protected in new clear sleeve. An attractive near fine signed first printing in near very good first state wrapper. Tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an anti-fascist guerilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As an expert in the use of explosives, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia. Told primarily through the thoughts and experiences of Robert Jordan, a character inspired by Hemingway's own experiences in the Spanish Civil War. Jordan travels to Spain to oppose the fascist forces of Generalísimo Francisco Franco. A superior has ordered him to travel behind enemy lines and destroy a bridge, using the aid of a group of guerrillas who have been living in the mountains nearby. Here, he encounters one of those in their camp, María, a young Spanish native whose life has been shattered by the outbreak of the war. His strong sense of duty clashes with both Republican leader Pablo's unwillingness to commit to a covert operation and his own joie de vivre that is kindled by his newfound love for María. The novel graphically describes the unutterable brutality of civil war. 471 pages. Insured post.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS, 1940. 1ST EDITION. HARDCOVER. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD+. Dust Jacket Condition: VERY GOOD+. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the spine and edges. This First Issue dustjacket without the photographer's credit on the back panel has the publisher's $2.75 printed price present. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with an acetate cover to protect the dust jacket. 1ST PRINTING

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For Whom The Bell Tolls.

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition with the Scribners A of the novel that is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works. Octavo, original beige cloth. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket without the photographer's name on the rear panel, with a touch of rubbing and a closed tear to the rear panel. A very nice example. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of Hemingway's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams). It was the basis for the 1943 film directed by Sam Wood, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress; however, only the Greek actress Katina Paxinou won an Oscar for her portrayal of Pilar.

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$1,800.00

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribners, 1940. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. First issue jacket without photographer's credit. Jacket has minor restoration to the flap folds and presents as near fine..

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Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961)

New York, Scribner, 1940. First Edition. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 471 pages; Description: 471 p. 22 cm. Subjects: Americans --Spain --Fiction. Spain --History --Civil War, 1936-1939 --Fiction. References: Johnson, M. De V. First editions (4th ed. ) , p. 236. First printings of Amer. Authors, v. 1, p. 179. With Scribner's indicative 'A' to the colophon..

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$1,684.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner, 1940-01-01. Hardcover. LikeNew. Brian C. :Estate/Garage Sale B:Kiesling Estate Early Printing with no Scribner''s ""A"" - *Signed, inscribed and dated by Ernest Hemingway on a small piece of paper which is taped onto the ffep ""To Barrett C. Kiesling/ with sincere good wishes / always./ Ernest Hemingway. / Jan 29 1941""- Bound in original cloth with black lettering on red. Includes the original, unclipped dust jacket with publisher''s price ($2.75) on upper inside flap. The Jacket is in a removable, clear plastic (Brodart) protector. Mild shelf wear to jacket; a bit of chipping and creasing to edges and corners. - Otherwise, very clean, tight, square, and unmarked. - A Fine signed copy in a vg jacket. - [From the Library of Barrett C. Kiesling. Mr. Kiesling was Publicity Director for MGM (1928 ~ 1955). He also held related positions with: Realart Pictures 1922; Cecil B DeMille 1924-1927; Producers Distributing Corporation, 1927-28; Path� 1928].\r\n- This is a collectible item."Early Printing with no Scribner''s ""A"" - *Signed, inscribed and dated by Ernest Hemingway on a small piece of paper which is taped onto the ffep ""To Barrett C. Kiesling/ with sincere good wishes / always./ Ernest Hemingway. / Jan 29 1941""- Bound in original cloth with black lettering on red. Includes the original, unclipped dust jacket with publisher''s price ($2.75) on upper inside flap. The Jacket is in a removable, clear plastic (Brodart) protector. Mild shelf wear to jacket; a bit of chipping and creasing to edges and corners. - Otherwise, very clean, tight, square, and unmarked. - A Fine signed copy in a vg jacket. - [From the Library of Barrett C. Kiesling. Mr. Kiesling was Publicity Director for MGM (1928 ~ 1955). He also held related positions with: Realart Pictures 1922; Cecil B DeMille 1924-1927; Producers Distributing Corporation, 1927-28; Path� 1928].\r\n-".The book is signed.

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HEMINGWAY, Ernest (Oak Park, 1899 - Ketchum, 1961)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, , 1940. Rilegato tela, sovracoperta (cloth, dust jacket). Molto Buono (Very Good). Prima edizione siglata con la lettera "A" dell'editore al colophon, completo della sovraccoperta in prima tiratura che non accreditava il nome del fotografo per il ritratto di Hemingway sul retro / First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit . 8vo. pp. 472. Molto Buono (Very Good). Sovracoperta restaurata professionalmente (Dust jacket professionally restored). Prima edizione (First Edition, first printing).

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For Whom the Bell Tolls.

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST.

New York, Scribner's Sons, 1940. Original grey cloth with red title-label to spine and "Ernest Hemingway" to front board + original printed dust-jacket. Internally very nice, clean and fresh. Dust-jacket with a few nicks and tears to extremities and price-clipped (completely unsophisticated). Overall in very nice condition. ¶ First Edition, First Printing (with the Scribner's "A" on copyright page), in first issue dust-jacket (without the photographer's name underneath the portrait on the back) of one of Hemingway'sgreatest novels.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner, 1940. First Edition, First Issue. Fine clean copy in a dust jacket with a little rubbing and creasing, and a few tiny tears.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1940. 1st Edition. [x] 1-[472]p. First edition, with first state of dj not naming the photographer on the rear panel. Brigh unfaded dj, with very light chipping on the top and bottom edges of the dj spine. Hanneman, A-18.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

0. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Orig. cloth in dust jacket. New York: Scribner's, 1940. 8vo. First edition. While this is one of the more common Hemingway novels, published in a large first printing, the prices for this title have risen dramatically in recent years. A fine copy in very good first issue dust jacket with minor chipping to head and foot of spine and corners.

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

Hemingway, Ernest

1940. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Original oatmeal cloth with red bands, with dust jacket. First Edition of what is often considered to be Hemingway's masterpiece, sited during the Spanish Civil War -- also his longest work.~This is a copy from the first printing, with the "A" on the copyright page, and includes the first-state original dust jacket (with the price of $2.75 and with NO photographer's credit on the rear panel). The volume is in near-fine condition (less than usual of the flaking of the red pigment on the spine; as always the inner hinges are a little darkened due to the original glue used). The jacket is very good-plus, perhaps near-fine (very minor edge-wear, but entirely without "restoration" and with the red on the spine still bright; there is a damp-mark on the reverse side of the jacket, but it is invisible on the printed side). This is not a scarce book (as the first printing consisted of 75,000 copies), but a totally-original book with jacket in this condition is becoming increasingly scarce. Hanneman A18A.

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

Ernest Hemingway

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket. First Edition. Includes Scribner "A" to copyright page. $2.75 price stated to dust jacket. 1st issue does not have a photo credit under the photograph of Hemingway. Toning to pages. Chps to crown and heel. Creasing to upper rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original dust jacket. .

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribners, 1940 First Edition. First state with photographer's name missing from back panel of dustwrapper. Scribner's "A" on copyright page. 8vo. Buckram stamped in red and black. 471 pages. Top page edges stained brown. Endpapers are a little browned in fold. Tight. Clean. Dust jacket has an eighth inch chip missing at base of spine. Small chips at several corners. Top edge is chipped. Very good/ Very good condition..

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Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Fine with no dust jacket. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Full-Leather. A full-leather custom rebinding of this first edition, complete with a clamshell box. The book has navy blue leather with four bands and gilt lettering on the spine, and the clamshell has matching leather with red and gilt title labels, with the edges and inside in marbled paper. Marbled endpapers with stiff first and last free endpapers. The text block is clean inside with very light wear on edges. The Scribner's "A" indicating first edition is on the copyright page. A very nice presentation of this classic novel. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 471 pp .

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Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1940 A very good first edition in a very good first issue dust jacket, with a few short tape repairs on the inside of the dust jacket. No photographer's name on the back panel. Scribner's A on the copyright page. Laid is in the original receipt for the original sale of the book in 1940 at the Westwood Bookstore in Los Angeles for $2.75 plus 8 cents tax. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$950.00

For Whom The Bell Tolls - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribners, 1940. A handsome copy of this First Edition/First Printing with the Scribner's "A" on copyright page. Pastedowns and endpapers slightly discolored but excellent overall condition. Hemingway's great novel of the Spanish Civil War focuses on a small band of brave Spanish women and men, risking their lives to carry out the explosion of a For Whom the Bell Tolls has been called Hemingway's most ambitious novel, and it is the one in which his political convictions reveal themselves most fully: he effectively conveys the idea that a people's freedom is worth fighting, and even dying, for. Clean and tight. 1st Printing. Cloth. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. 471pp. First edition later printing. Hemingway's great novel of the Spanish Civil War focuses on a small band of brave Spanish women and men, risking their lives to carry out the explosion of a bridge. American Robert Jordan is there to join their dangerous mission, and in doing so, falls in love with a beautiful Spanish girl Maria. DJ chipped. Text clean. . First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribner. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. First Issue with letter "A" on copyright page. Very Good Plus in Near Fine dust jacket. Beige cloth with black lettering and Hemingway's signature stamped on front cover. Superficial black line along bottom corner of front cover. Minor chipping of DJ spine ends and corners. Original $2.75 price intact. Endpapers and pages tanned with age. Protected in archival plastic. In 1937 Hemingway contracted with the North American Newspaper Alliance to report on the Spanish Civil War. From his front line reporting experience, he wrote this story of a young American attached to a republican guerilla unit as an explosives expert. He wrote the novel in 18 months in Cuba, Wyoming and Idaho. The book was an instant best seller, and is considered, along with THE SUN ALSO RISES, THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, and his short stories, as the master at his best. Both party candidates in the 2008 U. S. Presidential election agree. Obama named the book as "one of the three books that have inspired him; and John McCain said the book is his all-time favorite. A bipartisan endorsement. .

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribner's, 1940. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth. Fine in very good dust jacket with some chips and tear from foot of front panel. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Hanneman A18

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$900.00

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. Very good copy/slightly chipped and frayed dj. 8vo. Linen cloth. Pp. (x), 472. Fore-edges untrimmed. First issue dust-wrapper without the photographer's credit at the bottom of the rear panel.

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$875.00

For Whom The Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribners, 1940. First Edition, First Issue. Very good copy in a very good first issue dust jacket with internal tape repairs, some light rubbing, and a few short tears, and some rubbed spots which have been touched up with black ink on the outside slightly showing through at some points on the interior of the jacket.

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$850.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribners, 1940. First Edition, First Issue. Very good plus copy in a very good first issue jacket with a half inch by one inch chip at base of spine, a few small tears, some creases to the rear flap.

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$850.00

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Scribner, 1940. hardcover. fine. 471 pages, thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full red morocco leather; gilt-stamped spine with raised bands. New York: Scribner's, 1940. First Edition. A fine copy. 471 pages, thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full red morocco leather; gilt-stamped spine with raised bands. New York: Scribner's, 1940. First Edition. A fine copy.

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$850.00

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribners, 1940. Book. Fine. Hardcover. A First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy handsomely rebound in full burgundy morocco. Hemingway's facsimile signature in gilt on front board, six gilt decorated spine compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Scribner's "A" on copyright page, volume appears unread. A beautiful copy..

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$795.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Scribner, 1940. hardcover. fine. 471 pages. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in half brown morocco over marbled boards; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands. New York: Scribner's, 1940. First Edition. A fine copy. 471 pages. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in half brown morocco over marbled boards; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands. New York: Scribner's, 1940. First Edition. A fine copy.

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$750.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribners, 1940. First Edition, First Issue. Very good copy with a hint of darkening to the cloth at the spine in a very good slightly rubbed first issue jacket with a few small chips and tears and a faint moisture stain to the top corner of the dust jacket at the flap fold.

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$750.00

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 Published in New York by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1940. First issue, A on copyright page, no photographer name on back. Book very good, staining on front board, front paste down, and front free endpages; spine darkened. DJ very good, rubbing on front cover, chipping on top and bottom of spine and both flap hinges, .5" tear at bottom of back cover which has been repaired on the reverse side with clear adhesive tape, small tears at top of spine which have been repaired on the reverse side with clear adhesive tape, some chipping and small tears along top of front cover. DJ price reads "2.75.". 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$750.00

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

Ernest Hemingway

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in a Good dust jacket. 1st Edition, contains 1st Edition issue points. Scribner "A" to copyright page. Price on dust jacket states $2.75. First state dust jacket does not have a photo credit under the photograph of Hemingway. Toning to pages. Scuffing to page edges. Open tear to lower front panel, crown, and upper rear panel. Creasing to rear panel. Chip to lower rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original dust jacket. .

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$700.00

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York : Scribners, 1940. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A First Edition, First Printing. Pages just slightly toned, else near fine, finely bound in recent full dark green morocco, raised bands with gilt title and decorations on spine. The spine and front board from the original binding bound in at the rear. A very nice copy of this first edition, in a very handsome binding. .

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$675.00

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Same date to title and copyright pages. VG/none. Oatmeal colored/textured boards with imprint of Ernest Hemingway's signature on front cover. First flyleaf partially torn away. Clean, no marks, tight edition. Black title on spine is clear, red background a bit worn..

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$660.00