The Fifth Column And The First Forty Nine Stories

Early Hemingway First Edition

Year 1939
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 530
Binding Hardcover
Condition Very Good
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Jonathan Cape, 1939. FIRST UK EDITION, first printing. Very good condition in publisher's original oatmeal cloth with softer boards and scarcer black variant (not red variant) titles. Perfect condition facsimile dust jacket in protective mylar cover. This is the only publication which Hemingway would make the critical selection for publication from his vast opus of short fiction, which includes : four previously uncollected stories including "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro". Hemingway wrote "The Fifth Column", his only play, in Madrid while it was being bombarded during the Spanish Civil War. Fantastic early Hemingway first edition. 590 pages.