Men Without Women (Inscribed First Edition)
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First edition. Inscribed "To Richard W. Day with all best wishes Ernest Hemingway." Believed to be signed for the Hollywood art director, nominated for the academy award in art direction a whopping twenty times, winner of seven. Day worked on "The Grapes of Wrath," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "On the Waterfront," "Miracle on 34th Street" and countless others. Hemingway's work was being produced for the screen mostly in the 40s and 50s, which coincided with the height of Day's career.
First issue, printed on heavy stock (overall weight of 15.8 ounces), in first-issue dust jacket, with plain orange bands across the front, and two errors on the front inner flap. Octavo, original black cloth, gold paper labels, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Book Very Good, with a bit of wear to cloth and labels and mild toning to spine. Dust jacket Very Good+, with small chips and light rubbing to extremities and slight toning to spine. Bookseller ticket. A desirable inscribed copy.
Among the stories included in this early collection are “The Killers,” “Ten Indians,” “Today is Friday” and “Hills Like White Elephants.” Hanneman A7a. Cohn, 29-30. Very Good in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #1106)