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Green Hills Of Africa

By Hemingway, Ernest




Green Hills of Africa is a 1935 work of nonfiction written by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway's second work of nonfiction, Green Hills of Africa is basically a journal of a month on safari he and his wife, Pauline Marie Pfeiffer, took in East Africa during December 1933. Green Hills of Africa is divided into four parts: Pursuit and Conversation, Pursuit Remembered, Pursuit and Failure, and Pursuit as Happiness, each of which plays a different role in the story.


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Green Hills of Africa (Inscribed first edition)

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First printing: with Scribner "A" on copyright page. First issue dust jacket with green bar on rear panel extending "through seven lines of the blurb" (Grissom A.13.1.a). Only light toning to cloth as almost always; light edge-wear, toning to spine of scarce unrestored dust jacket. Exceptional first edition, a very memorable presentation/association copy inscribed to the colorful founder and owner of Manhattan's star-studded Stork Club-one of Hemingway's favorite watering holes: "To Sherman Billingsley, the perfect host, wishing him lots of luck (and keep away from Finney) Ernest Hemingway." After publishing Winner Take Nothing (1933), "Hemingway went to Africa to shoot the bounding kudu and to reply to his critics. The result is Green Hills of Africa... It is the most literary hunting trip on record" (New York Times). Here Hemingway "attempted to write an absolutely true book to see whether the shape of a country and the pattern of a month's action can, if truly presented, compete with a work of the imagination". This distinctive presentation/association copy is inscribed by Hemingway to the founder and owner of "Manhattan's Stork Club, one of the most famous watering holes in the long history of American nightclubbing... The slick, sexy, smoky creation of a native Oklahoman and ex-bootlegger named Sherman Billingsley " (Time). The "Finney" of Hemingway's inscription refers to Ben Finney. The two were longtime close friends and adventurers who also shared a fondness for nightclubs. A friend, as well, with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Finney was a witness at Hemingway's 1946 marriage to Mary Welsh Hemingway. A most desirable presentation copy with a striking association. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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Green Hills of Africa

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner, 1935. First Edition, First Printing. Signed presentation copy to Ernest Hemingway’s friend, newspaper columnist Walter Winchell. Inscribed: “To Walter Winchell from his friend and admirer. Ernest Hemingway.” Very good with the usual fading to the green cloth but less so than commonly found in a bright very good plus first issue dust jacket. Enclosed in a custom cloth clamshell box. Hemingway thought highly of Winchell in their early days and wrote that “Winchell is the greatest newspaperman that ever lived” and remarked that Winchell was the “only reporter who could last three rounds with the Zeitgeist.” Walter Winchell, was at one time one of the most powerful individuals in America with his newspaper column syndicated in hundreds of newspapers and his role as radio commentator helping him to reach millions of people. In the 1940s and 1950s, Winchell’s obssession with anti-communist conspiracies and his support of the evil Senator Joseph McCarthy eventually lost him his following.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1935 First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Hemingway on a check laid into the book. The check was made out to Hemingway's friend, then SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a magnificent copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Hemingway First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Green Hills of Africa

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner’s, 1935. First Edition. Cloth fading and staining; a good copy in dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by Hemingway in Key West in 1936.

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Green Hills of Africa.

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition of Hemingway's second work of nonfiction, an account of a month on safari he and his wife took in East Africa during December 1933. Octavo, original green cloth, decorations by Edward Shenton. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Gweneth P. Beam wishing her plenty of luck Ernest Hemingway." The recipient was a secretary at Scribners at the time of publication when Hemingway inscribed this copy to her. Some light fading to the cloth as usual in a bright near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example. Green Hills of Africa was published in 1935, but initially appeared in Scribners Magazine the same year (Meyers, 1985). The first edition explains that Hemingway "attempted to write an absolutely true book to see whether the shape of a country and the pattern of a month's action can, if truly presented, compete with a work of the imagination." The author's intentions were quickly confirmed when the first print-run sold a popular 10,500 copies, and it was aptly praised by The New York Times as "[a] fine book on death in the African afternoon...The writing is the thing; that way he has of getting down with beautiful precision the exact way things look, smell, taste, feel, sound." Not unlike Hemingway's virtuosic abilities, Green Hills of Africa also offers the writer's opinions on the value of his contemporaries: "The good American writers are Henry James, Stephen Crane, and Mark Twain Henry James wanted to make money. He never did, of course." Hemingway adds that most American writers are inadequate and "came to a bad end" The value of Green Hills of Africa, therefore, is three-fold. It serves as masterly written entertainment, a successful social experiment that tested the receptivity of the American public, and an insight into the author's literary evaluation. The Observer is correct when it wrote, "If he were never to write again, his name would live as long as the English language, for Green Hills of Africa takes its place beside his other works on that small shelf in our libraries which we reserve for the classics."

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Green Hills of Africa.

Hemingway, Ernest.

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition, first printing. Gutters very slightly toned, spine and edges lightly sunned leaving only central portions of boards the original color green, still near fine in rubbed dust jacket with original $2.75 price in tact and with one inch lacking from lower spine panel, crazing and short tears to upper spine and sunning to spine panel, in mylar cover. Inscribed by Ernest Hemingway, "To Ed ... with all best wishes, Ernest Hemingway."

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Green Hills of Africa

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner’s, 1935. Later printing of the original edition. Inscribed by the author, “To James K. McGuinness with best regards, Ernest Hemingway.” The recipient, a noted screenwriter, created the original story for A Night at the Opera, wrote the screenplay for Tarzan and His Mate, and all, or part of six films directed by John Ford, including the great Western Rio Grande. Nearly a fine copy, without the usual fading, in an unfaded example of the dust jacket with minor rubbing and wear.

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Green Hills of Africa.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1935.. Later printing.. publisher's cloth.. Very slightly cocked; spine slightly faded; a few minor smudges and spots to cloth. A tight, very good copy with an early inscription. . 8vo,. Decorations by Edward Shenton.. Inscribed and signed by Ernest Hemingway on the front free endpaper, Key West, 1936, "with all best wishes for good fortune."

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner, scribners, 1935 First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear and restoration to the edges. This original dustjacket has no chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition, seldom seen in such amazing condition. We buy Hemingway First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $4,500.00


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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1935 First Edition, first state dust jacket with the correct green shading to back dust jacket, and smaller print. This original dustjacket has the $2.75 price intact. The dustjacket has light chipping to spine ends and wear to the extremeties. Otherwise, a nice copy of this first state dustjacket. The book is in nice shape with light soiling to the back panel, clean pages and a tight binding. There is no marks or writing in the book. A very nice copy of this rare first edition, in the first state dust jacket, that includes a custom acedate cover.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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Green Hills of Africa [Signed First Edition]

Hemingway, Ernest

New York - London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. Scribner's "A" and seal at copyright page. First printing in original jacket. Signed in navy fountain pen at tipped-in front endpaper: "Ernest Hemingway." Tipped-in leaf neatly inserted adjacent to front pastedown. Attractive signature contemporaneous with original publishing of this title. Green full cloth boards, Hemingway signature impressed in gilt at front board, gilt spine titles on black fields, moderate shelf wear, some spine toning, wear. Deckled pages very good, clean. Antiquarian signature in black fountain pen following tipped-in page at front blank endpaper: "Lucy Scott"; shadowing of signature to pastedown. Bind fine, square; hinges intact. Dust wrapper, moderate edge wear, spine chip, closed tear at back panel, some rub, crease, adhesive; unclipped 2.75, protected in new clear sleeve. Classic 1930's wrapper design features white titles on black with decorative band of illustrations to left; back panel features 1934 photo of Hemingway in Africa with two antelope, narrow title band and summary. Front flap features cast of "The People in the Book"; back flap lists "Books by Ernest Hemingway". Near good first edition in same wrapper. Tastefully and charmingly illustrated throughout by Edward Shenton with decorative chapter vignettes, large headings and tailpieces in a simple, yet refined near silhouette motif. Sets the mood and adventure of old Africa, the culture, and free roaming wildlife during this period in an intriguing stylized manner. This is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known fascination with hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account. An intriguing examination of the lure of the hunt and an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape and beauty of a wilderness that was - even then - threatened by incursions. Printed in the United States of America. 295 pages. Insured post.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Illus. by Shenton, Edward (Decoration). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner, Scribner(s), 1935 First Edition, First Printing with Scribner "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. This ORGINAL dustjacket has some wear the spine and edges. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Hemingway First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Green Hills of Africa.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1935.. First edition.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket.. Typical moderate fading of spine and edges of cloth; tiny bookseller's ticket at rear; else a nice copy in an unchipped jacket with the green portion of the spine quite faded. The white portion of the spine is lightly soiled. An attractive copy.. 8vo,.

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Price: $3,000.00


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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

A fine first edition in a near fine first issue dust jacket (original price of $2.75 still present and bigger band of green on back panel), housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Scribners A on copyright page. Small previous owner's stamp on front free endpaper.

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Green Hills of Africa.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1935.. First edition.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket.. Spine and edges of boards lightly faded; otherwise a fine copy in very sharp jacket with slight fading to the green on the spine and a few stray marks to the bottom of the back panel. The green band on the back panel is 2-1/2" in height.. 8vo,.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

NY: Scribner's, 1935. Shenton, Edward. First edition. Decorations by Edward Shenton. The green cloth covers are faded, as usual, else a fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket which shows light wrinkling along extremities. Housed in a cloth slipcase. (Grissom A.13.1.a).

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's seal and "A" printed on the copyright page. This original dustjacket has the publisher's $2.75 printed price present on the front flap with light wear to the edges. The book is bound in the publisher's green cloth and is in great shape.. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy.

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Green Hills of Africa

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner, 1935. First Edition. Usual fading of green cloth otherwise a near fine copy in a slightly used dust jacket, the typical sunning at spine, and a few tiny nicks and tears.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1935 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has light wear to the panels. The book is in very good condition with light wear to the spine and boards. The pages are clean with a nice previous owner's bookplates to the front endpaper but NO writing or marks in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the First Issue dustjacket that has the $2.75 printed price present.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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The Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1935 A near fine first edition, with typical moderate fading of spine and edges of cloth, in a very good first issue dust jacket. Scribner's, 1935. First edition Scribner's A on copyright page. 295pp. with Shenton decorations. 8vo. Original green cloth; gilt lettering on front board; black decorative strips on spine with gilt lettering. In first issue dust jacket (with wider green section on back panel) with original price of $2.75 still on front flap. First edition. Hanneman 13. In discussing the author's challenges in writing this work of non-fiction, Carlos Baker says, "The Green Hills of Africa rises above the status of a 'noble experiment' and becomes in its own right a work of art." [Hemingway/ The Writer as Artist, p.167]. Hemingway's second book of nonfiction, an account of a month-long hunting trip to Africa which he wrote "to see whether the shape of a country and the pattern of a month's action can, if truly presented, compete with a work of the imagination." Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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Green Hills of Africa.

Hemingway, Ernest.

8vo. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1935. 8vo., [viii], [1]-295 pp., numerous illustrations as headpieces, tailpieces and section dividers. Original green cloth (backstrip faded under the d/j) stamped with facsimile signature in gilt to upper board, backstrip with gilt lettering on black ground, and gilt decorations, in original dust-jacket which has had the lower flap trimmed very slightly. § First edition, first printing, the printed portion of the dust jacket has author, title and half the text on a green band. Illustrations by Edward Shenton. Written during Hemingway’s more experimental Key West years, a work of non-fiction, “mixing humor, flashbacks, literary pontification, and self exposure with his fable on aesthetics... ” (Reynolds, Michael, ANBO).

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA

Ernest Hemingway

New York: Scribners. 1935. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good Green and black dustjacket, with original price of "2.75" True first issue of Hemingway's second book of nonfiction. Scribner's "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. Tape to verso of spine. The first printing consisted of 10550 copies and took place in October. Hannemann A13a; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Green Hills of Africa.

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition of Hemingway's second work of nonfiction, an account of a month on safari he and his wife took in East Africa during December 1933. Octavo, original green cloth, decorations by Edward Shenton. Contemporary bookplate to the pastedown, near fine in a bright near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing. A very nice example. Green Hills of Africa was published in 1935, but initially appeared in Scribners Magazine the same year (Meyers, 1985). The first edition explains that Hemingway "attempted to write an absolutely true book to see whether the shape of a country and the pattern of a month's action can, if truly presented, compete with a work of the imagination." The author's intentions were quickly confirmed when the first print-run sold a popular 10,500 copies, and it was aptly praised by The New York Times as "[a] fine book on death in the African afternoon...The writing is the thing; that way he has of getting down with beautiful precision the exact way things look, smell, taste, feel, sound." Not unlike Hemingway's virtuosic abilities, Green Hills of Africa also offers the writer's opinions on the value of his contemporaries: "The good American writers are Henry James, Stephen Crane, and Mark Twain Henry James wanted to make money. He never did, of course." Hemingway adds that most American writers are inadequate and "came to a bad end" The value of Green Hills of Africa, therefore, is three-fold. It serves as masterly written entertainment, a successful social experiment that tested the receptivity of the American public, and an insight into the author's literary evaluation. The Observer is correct when it wrote, "If he were never to write again, his name would live as long as the English language, for Green Hills of Africa takes its place beside his other works on that small shelf in our libraries which we reserve for the classics."

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Green Hills of Africa

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner, 1935. First Edition, First Issue. A very good copy with a 1” to 2” line of faint dampstaining to the bottom edge or the cloth not affecting the interior, and with the usual fading to the cloth at the spine and top edge in a very good dust jacket with some minor dust soiling and a few tiny chips and small tears.

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Green Hills of Africa.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1935. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine on a black ground, facsimile of Hemingway's signature in gilt on front cover. With the dust jacket. Illustrations within the text. Spine and edges of boards faded and tanned as often, margins of contents tanned. A very good copy in the jacket that is rubbed, nicked, and split along the edges with faded spine panel as usual. First edition, first printing, in Grissom's "Jacket B": with the green band on the back panel of the jacket extending through nine lines of text (he refers to these as "styles" of jacket and not "states").

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Green Hills of Africa.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1935. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Decorations by Edward Shenton. A fine copy. First Edition, First Printing. His second major venture into non-fiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in - and fascination with - big-game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip. In examining the poetic grace of the chase, and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway also looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive on the plains of Africa. Yet Green Hills of Africa is also an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape, and of the beauty of a wilderness that was, even then, being threatened by the incursions of man.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1935 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket has minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1935 Very good in a very good dust jacket. 1935 stated on the title and copyright page with the letter "A" First Edition. Slight foxing and tanning of the bottom page ends. Foxing at paste-downs and end papers. Covers show blotchy fading and spine is faded. Rubbing on the top and bottom edges and spine ends. Dust jacket has original price of $2.75 printed on the front flap. Slight foxing on the flaps, as well as rubbing at the corners and spine ends. General wear. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1935. Nice copy of first printing with Scrbner "A" on copyright page and 1935 on title page.. Light green cloth clean and still pretty fresh. One lightly bumped tip. Neat signature on front pastedown (under jacket flap). Price intact jacket ($2.75) has light to moderate creasing with tiny nick at top of rear panel. Rear panel of jacket has photo of author above 2 1/2" of green text. In mylar. . First Editiion. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Edward Shenton. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935 Decorated by Edward Shenton. First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, stamped to front board in gilt with author's facsimile signature, stamped in black and gilt to spine; in the original green, black, and white dust jacket with a photograph of the author to rear panel. A near fine copy with some fading to extremities, particularly the spine, toning to page edges, small bookseller's sticker to rear pastedown; in a very good dust jacket with toning to spine and wear to extremities, some shallow chipping to spine head, rubbing to folds, a few scattered scratches. Overall, a nice copy that presents well. Hanneman A13a. Originally published serially in Scribner's Magazine, Green Hills of Africa is Hemingway's second non-fiction book, based on his 1933 safari in East Africa. The text is divided into four parts: "Pursuit and Conversation," "Pursuit Remembered," "Pursuit and Failure," and "Pursuit as Happiness." In a similar style to his first non-fiction work, Death in the Afternoon, Hemingway interweaves his recounts of hunting various animals with his vehement criticisms of contemporary authors. As John Chamberlain wrote in his 1935 review for The New York Times, "With one hand he tears out the entrails of a gazelle and strips the skin clean; with the other he rips the hide from Malcom Cowley or Waldo Frank. It is the most literary hunting trip on record.". Illus. by Shenton, Edward. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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Green Hills of Africa

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner, 1935. First Edition, First Issue. Usual fading of green cloth, otherwise a near fine copy with a hint of edge wear in a used and worn dust jacket with some spotting and fading to the spine, some shallow chipping and small tears, and edge wear.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935 Decorated by Edward Shenton. First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, stamped to front board in gilt with author's facsimile signature, stamped in black and gilt to spine; in the original green, black, and white dust jacket with a photograph of the author to rear panel. A very good copy, fading to cloth mostly at spine as usual and with a slight lean, a couple of small black spots to front board, page edges toned, else a clean interior; in a very good dust jacket with toning to spine and wear to extremities, particularly the spine head and upper corners, a bit of soiling to rear panel. Hanneman A13a. Originally published serially in Scribner's Magazine, Green Hills of Africa is Hemingway's second non-fiction book, based on his 1933 safari in East Africa. The text is divided into four parts: "Pursuit and Conversation," "Pursuit Remembered," "Pursuit and Failure," and "Pursuit as Happiness." In a similar style to his first non-fiction work, Death in the Afternoon, Hemingway interweaves his recounts of hunting various animals with his vehement criticisms of contemporary authors. As John Chamberlain wrote in his 1935 review for The New York Times, "With one hand he tears out the entrails of a gazelle and strips the skin clean; with the other he rips the hide from Malcom Cowley or Waldo Frank. It is the most literary hunting trip on record.". First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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Green Hills of Africa [First Edition in First Issue Wrapper]

Hemingway, Ernest

New York - London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. Scribner's "A" and seal at copyright page. First printing in original first issue jacket. Green full cloth boards, Hemingway signature impressed in gilt at front board, gilt spine titles on black fields, moderate shelf wear, spine and edge toning. Deckled pages good; moderate fox to exterior text block edges, few pages. Bind fine, square; hinges intact. Dust wrapper, some edge wear, rub, sunning; unclipped 2.75, protected in new clear sleeve. Classic 1930's wrapper design features white titles on black with decorative band of illustrations to left; back panel features 1934 photo of Hemingway in Africa with two antelope, wide green title band and summary. Front flap features cast of "The People in the Book"; back flap lists "Books by Ernest Hemingway". Near very good first edition in good intact wrapper. Tastefully and charmingly illustrated throughout by Edward Shenton with decorative chapter vignettes, large headings and tailpieces in a simple, yet refined near silhouette motif. Sets the mood and adventure of old Africa, the culture, and free roaming wildlife during this period in an intriguing stylized manner. This is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known fascination with hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account. An intriguing examination of the lure of the hunt and an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape and beauty of a wilderness that was - even then - threatened by incursions. Printed in the United States of America. 295 pages. Insured post.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Illus. by Shenton, Edward (Decoration). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1935.. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo in green cloth stamped in gilt with spine titles on black field. 294 [295] pages with decorations by Edward Shenton. Hemingway's "big game" book. The text is modestly toned but unmarked. The binding is sound. The covers are moderately faded as usual. The text block edges are noticeably dusty. The jacket is only lightly chipped at extremities, but the head of the spine has lost the "G" and "N" of "GREEN". The spine portion and a bit of the back panel portion of the 2.5 inch green band are significantly faded. Edges and folds are moderately worn and there is a two inch edge tear with creasing at bottom front panel. A presentable but not pretty copy.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

New York - London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. Second printing; 1935 at title and copyright w/Scribner colophon. Bright green, full cloth boards, Hemingway signature impressed in gilt at front board, gilt spine titles on crisp black fields, light shelf wear. Deckled pages near fine; no writing. Bind fine; hinges intact. Bright dust wrapper, slight edge wear, rub; unclipped 2.75, protected in new clear sleeve. Small label at front flap: "Sanger Bros., 2.75". Classic 1930's wrapper design features white titles on black with decorative band of illustrations to left; back panel features 1934 photo of Hemingway in Africa with two antelope, green title band and summary. Front flap features cast of "The People in the Book"; back flap lists "Books by Ernest Hemingway". Near fine first edition in sharp wrapper. Tastefully and charmingly illustrated throughout by Edward Shenton with decorative chapter vignettes, large headings and tailpieces in a simple, yet refined near silhouette motif. Sets the mood and adventure of old Africa, the culture, and free roaming wildlife during this period in an intriguing stylized manner. This is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known fascination with hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account. An intriguing examination of the lure of the hunt and an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape and beauty of a wilderness that was - even then - threatened by incursions. Printed in the United States of America. 295 pages. Insured post.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Shenton, Edward (Decoration). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935 FIRST EDITION of Ernest Hemingway¿s ¿Green Hills of Africa.¿ Published in New York by Charles Scribner¿s Sons, 1935. First Edition as date ¿1935¿ is stated on both title and copyright pages, letter A and Scribner seal is at bottom of copyright page. Previous owner¿s signature on front free-endpaper. DJ price-clipped. Book in very good condition except that boards are noticeably sun-faded around outside edges (as seen in photos), corners slightly bumped, spine faded yellow and tips slightly bumped; back board has small white mark on bottom corner; tape residue on front free-endpaper and inside front board near spine is slightly from glue. DJ in good+ condition; shows light signs of foxing, front cover has two scratches near Hemingway¿s name, front flap is creased, all edges have minor creasing and top and bottom spine tips are chipped and creased.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1935. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. The spine and the edges of the book cover are faded. Old price on the fep. Balance of the contents are (hinges, etc. ) "fine". The spine of the DJ is faded. Upper edges worn, rubbed at the folds. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 295 pages .

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Green Hills of Africa

Ernest Hemingway

New York: Charles Scribner, 1935. 1st. Cloth. Good/Good. An unusual copy of the 1935 1st edition, 2nd state (without the "A" on the copyright page). From the personal library of noted literary critic Maxwell Geismar (who, among other things, wrote the Introduction to Eldridge Cleaver's "Soul on Ice"). Geismar has heavily highlighted this copy --clearly his working copy-- in color pencil and has made several extensive margin notes. (A fascinating glimpse into the working methods of a major mid-century American critic). A presentable, "starter" copy to boot. The boards are relatively clean, the binding solid, the dustjacket --in spite of a few chips and some creasing-- is 95% present.

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Green Hills of Africa

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

NY: Scribner. (1935). His second book of nonfiction, an account of a month-long hunting trip to Africa which he wrote "to see whether the shape of a country and the pattern of a month's action can, if truly presented, compete with a work of the imagination." Heavy sunning to the cloth as is typical with this title; small tear at the crown; a very good copy in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with several edge tears and the usual fading to the green block on the spine. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest

NY: Scribner's. Good+/Good+. 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo Green cloth, with tape ghosts on moderately stained and faded covers. Dark marks on endpapers from where old tape has toned. Unclipped dustwrapper also has dark toning to the edges from old tape reinforcement. Author photo on rear panel, there is some loss to the edges of the dustwrapper. Textual decorations by Edward Shenton. 294p .

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA

Ernest Hemingway

USA: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Facsimile. Copyright date is 1935, First edition, first printing with [A] on the copyright page. Facsimile first edition first printing. This antique volume is bound in cloth with gilt author's signature on the front cover and black labels on the spine cover. This volume is a first edition and features headpiece illustrations thematically in keeping with Hemingway's account of his African safari. This antique volume shows nicely with mild signs of age and handling which include toning, foxing to preliminaries, scuffs and edgewear. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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Green Hills of Africa.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

London:: Jonathan Cape,, [1936].. First British edition.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket.. Slightly sunned at top edge; else a fresh copy in an unchipped jacket with some tanning to the lettering on the spine. . 8vo,.

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA

Hemingway Ernest

London: Jonathan Cape, 1936. First English edition. Black and white illustrations at the beginnings of each story. 8vo, original green cloth lettered in gilt. 284. A very good copy, clean internally with light fading to the cloth binding, confined mostly to the spine. An account of big-game hunting with digressions on literary matters; this work shows Hemingway’s further cultivation of the primitive and brutal levels contrasted with hollow culture, which he felt had cheated his generation. Hemingway would long carry the reputation of a master hunter as well as master writer. His love of the African landscape and his pursuit of African game is legendary and in his work he ‘brought into focus a great deal that is significant about human living and dying, and about the trade called literature’.

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The Green Hills of Africa (Complete in Two Bound Volumes of Scribner's Magazine)

Hemingway, Ernest

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Near Fine. 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Volumes 97 & 98 of Scribner's Magazine, January through June and July through December, 1935. Also includes works by Faulkner, Caldwell, Saroyan, Thomas Wolfe, etc. Bound without the wraps on the individual issues. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA Easton Press

Ernest Hemingway

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA Easton Press

Ernest Hemingway

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 294 pages; G/none; bound in publisher's green cloth, mild sun-fading to boards, spine faded to beige, some shelfwear; small smudge of white paint to front board; with a facsimile dust-jacket; age-toning to interior; copyright page with Scribner's 'A' and seal; shelved case 2. Green Hills of Africa is a 1935 work of nonfiction by American writer Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway's second work of nonfiction, Green Hills of Africa is an account of a month on safari he and his wife, Pauline Marie Pfeiffer, took in East Africa during December 1933. Green Hills of Africa is divided into four parts: "Pursuit and Conversation", "Pursuit Remembered", "Pursuit and Failure", and "Pursuit as Happiness", each of which plays a different role in the story. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA,; illustrated by Edward Shenton

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

NY: Scribner, 1935. First Edition. 8vo, pp.295. A very good copy with the spine and rear cover lightly faded. Hanneman A13. There were only 10,550 copies printed in the first edition.

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA

Hemingway, Ernest

London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. Later impression. Octavo; dark green cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; dark green topstain; 284pp; illus. Slight oxidation to spine gilt, with faint offsetting to endpapers; very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 12s. 6d. net), with a barely perceptible degree of sunning to spine; very Near Fine. The author's second work of non-fiction, an account of a month-long safari he took in East Africa with his wife Pauline in December of 1933. An attractive copy, and a decidedly more interesting dustjacket design than that of the first British edition. Hannemann A39.c.

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Green Hills of Africa

Ernest Hemingway


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