New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1930
First edition thus, first printing. A fine copy in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. Faint foxing to the boards, and a little trace of foxing to the front pastedown and first free endpaper. The gilt labels bright and unfaded, and the contents fine throughout. The dust jacket with a little sunning to the spine and a couple of very small closed tears. A stunning example still, wholly unrestored. An early masterpiece of Hemingway’s, and the first work to draw attention to his his now legendary writing style, characterized by the “theory of omission,” or the “iceberg theory.” The collection of short stories was first printed in Paris in 1924 as a small folio, and then a year later in New York with added chapters. The completion of this complicated publication history, this first Scribner’s edition contains further revisions, including a new introduction by Edmund Wilson and Ernest Hemingway. Scarce unrestored in such beautiful condition.