Cleveland: J.B. Savage Company, 1938. First edition. With the first issue endpapers. Number 16 in a limited edition of 1,000 copies (with the first issue estimated at only 50-100 copies). Near Fine, retaining the bold colors to the front board. Small abrasion near front joint from tape removal. Faint library stamp to the lower front pastedown, and a stamp of the same removed and replaced with a deaccession mark to the lower corner of the title page.
Preserving Ernest Hemingway's commentary for the 1937 documentary of the same name, an anti-fascist project made during the Spanish Civil War in support of the democratically elected government. While the film had been a collaboration involving Hemingway, Orson Welles, John Dos Passos, and a myriad of other visual and musical artists, the first issue of this book credited Hemingway as its creator -- something the author objected to and demanded be corrected in the second issue. Still considered the best account of the tragedy of the war in Spain, the effort was hailed in its time as a work "that argues gently and persuasively, with the irrefutable argument of pictorially recorded fact, that the Spanish people are fighting...for the right to the productivity of a land denied them through years of absentee landlordship" (New York Times). Near Fine (Item #4297)