New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. 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. (Item #2213)