For Whom the Bell Tolls
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. A Fine copy, the first on the market since 2009 when Ken Lopez offered Bruce Kahn's copy for $12,500. Book Fine, bright and fresh in a Fine example of the notoriously fragile dust jacket. Jacket with one .5 inch tear and a trivial crinkle at the base of the spine. Otherwise rich, bright, unfaded and free of scuffs or other condition problems that keep the majority of copies in Very Good to Near Fine condition, but rarely (and we mean once every four years) does a copy in this condition come on the market. Housed in a custom quarter-leather slipcase with chemise.
Hemingway’s captivating story of an American demolitions expert joining a band of rebels during the Spanish Civil War. Based in part on Hemingway’s first-hand experiences in Spain during the 1936 - 1939 civil war. "'For Whom the Bell Tolls' is a tremendous piece of work. It is the most moving document to date on the Spanish Civil War, and the first major novel of the Second World War." (Contemporary NY Times Book Review) Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #954)