First Published Ernest Hemingway
|Publisher||MAYNARD & COMPANY|
Maynard & Company, 1924. FIRST EDITION, first printing. (Points of issue include misspelling of Hemingway!) Excellent condition, original dark blue cloth with bright gilt titles, contents overall very good, clean and tight, some age tone and foxing to pages, former owner inscription dated 1924 in pencil on front endpaper. "Hemingway's first appearance in an anthology and his first published book appearance in America as a professional writer." Incredibly, with such limited and early exposure, Ernest Hemingway's name is mispelled in this earliest printing. Book is dedicated "To Ernest Hemenway." Includes bibliography and index. HANNEMAN B1 Hemingway work here had never been published before. A collection of short stories edited by Edward J. O'Brien. "This anthology is dedicated to Ernest Hemenway (Ernest Hemingway) whose story " My Old Man" appears in the anthology. The story is "the first book published in the United States to contain work by Hemingway" according to Hanneman and is one of the two stories he had left after the valise containing all of his manuscripts was stolen at the Gare de Lyon in 1922. Hemingway wrote in A MOVABLE FEAST, page 73, that O'Brien had broken all the rules to take the story because it had never been published in a magazine and that, throughout the book (with but one exception) he had misspelled his name as 'Hemenway'." A very rare book that would make a fine addition to any Ernest Hemingway collection. 544 pages.