New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. A bright, Fine copy of the book appearing unread and with bright gold labels. In a Near Fine dust jacket with very slight wear at the extremities. A few very slight touch-ups to the color at the spine ends and top front corner. First issue without the legal disclaimer on p. x and with Catherine spelled with a "K" on the front flap.
"Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old, and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from WWI, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front, and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield, this gripping, semi-autobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep. Hemingway famously rewrote the ending to the novel 39 times to get the words right. The result is what the Washington Times called 'a towering ornament of American literature'" (Hemingway Library). Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4550)