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Tudor Publishing, 1940. FIRST EDITION, thus. (reprint edition.) Good condition, blue cloth, former owner bookplate, cover edge and corner wear, spine edge chips soiled though titles spine with raised titles in black, portions of former owner bookplate, bumped corners. Wonderful anthology of pieces which had appeared originally in Esquire magazine. Contains an original contribution by Ernest Hemingway entitled "On the Blue Water" which originally appeared in Esquire Magazine, April 1936. This most interesting of stories actually outlines what would later become The Old Man and the Sea. Red cloth decorated with gray on the spine. Wear on the corners with some fading on the spine; book plate on the front free endpaper; no other interior markings; no dustjacket. This contains: Sweet Faces and Foul Minds by George Jean Nathan; Washing the Hands by Aiken A. Dehan; Latins are Lousy Lovers by Helen Brown Norden; The Wench is Not Amused - Anonymous; Essay on Juggling by George A. McNamara; A Report on Man's Best Friend by Lawrence Martin; Christ in Concrete by Pietro di Donato; They Order It Better in France - Anonymous; No More Trouble for Jedwick by Louis Paul; The Beaut from Montana by Frank Scully; A Good Job Gone by Langston Hughes; Why I Am Faithful to My Wife by Thames Williamson; In the Dog House by John Jay Daly; A Breast of the Times by Herb Graffis; After the Baby Comes by Douglass Welch; I Mix the Drinks by W. B. Lytton; Cafeteria Complex by Fred S. Tobey; The Martyr by Newman Levy; Don't Laugh Now by J. C. Furnas; You Can't Sleep with Women by Alan MacDonald; Yonder's Henry by Thorne Smith; I Say It's False by Parke Cummings; Little Augie and the Davis Cup by Robert H. Buckner; Keeping Cool at Conneaut by Paul Gallico; The Resurrection of Solly Moon by Walter D. Edmonds; Greek Tragedy by Ring Lardner; As Far as We Got by Parke Cummings; I Drink American; and Take Along a Little Pal by Donald Hough; The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway; Uncle Fonse Laughed by Jesse Stuart; A Duel by Candlelight by Andreas Latzko; The Tall Coorter by Sean O'Faolain; But for This by Lajos Zilahy; A Shot in the Forest by Felix Salten; The Night Before Chancellorsville by F. Scott Fitzgerald; A Place to Lay One's Head by Waldo Frank; The Kid Across the River by William McFee; Strike Pay by D. H. Lawrence; Geronimo de Aguilar by Jacob Wasserman; Let Me Promise You by Morley Callaghan; The Lonesome Vigilante by John Steinbeck; You the Phantom by Theodore Dreiser; Snowfall in Childhood by Ben Hecht; The Seven Men of Rouen by George Slocombe; Black Tobias and the Empire by Heinz Werner; The Five Pengo Girl by Sandor Hunyady; Never Come Monday by Eric Knight; The Girl from the River Barge by Walter Schoenstedt; The Whole World is Outside by Manuel Komroff; August Afternoon by Erskine Caldwell; The Ears of Johnny Bear by John Steinbeck; On the Blue Water by Ernest Hemingway; The Euthanasian Garden by Havelock Ellis; Attorney for the Defense by Clarence Darrow; The Art of Understanding Women by W. Beran Wolfe; Queen in the Parlour Car by Joseph E. McDougall; Are Wrestlers People by Westbrook Pegler; Hide Your Eyes by Edward Acheson; A Shipment of Mute Fate by Martin Storm; An Idea for a Story by Andre Maurois; The Hero Had a Father by Richard L. Neuberger; The Old School Tie by Edward Acheson; So Smells Defeat by George Antheil; Three Dead Geese by Vincent Sheean; Token of Esteem by Harlan Ware; Pim and Pooh by Ferdinand Czernin; The Monument by Irwin Shaw; Deutschland Uber Alles by J. L. Campbell; The Bronze Baffler by Hart Stilwell; A Snake of One's Own by John Steinbeck; An Adventurer Retires by Hilaire du Berrier; The Scent of Fear by Jack Melville; Three Skeleton Key by George G. Toudouze; The Villages Are the Heart of Spain by John Dos Passos; and Leningen Versus the Ants by Carl Stephenson. 703 pages.