A Farewell to Arms
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. A bright, Near Fine copy of the book with minor scratching to the boards and a bookseller's ticket to the rear paste-down. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with a 1.5" tear at the top of the rear panel, and some rubbing and wear at the spine ends. Jacket a bit toned overall. 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). Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #5740)