In Our Time. Ernest Hemingway.
In Our Time.
(Hemingway, Ernest)

In Our Time.

Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1924. 30pp. First edition. One of 170 copies. Illustrated with a frontispiece author portrait by Henry Strater, an American painter and fellow expatriate who became friends with Hemingway in Paris. This is the author’s second book, published in a smaller edition than his first, a pamphlet of which 300 copies were printed. The sixth and final volume of a series of works by important modern writers, edited by Ezra Pound, titled “The Inquest into the State of Contemporary English Prose.” The book contains eighteen terse, untitled chapters, which Edmund Wilson called “dry compressed little vignettes.” A book with the same title was published in the U.S. the following year containing fifteen short stories for which the chapters in the present edition served mainly as introductory vignettes. Only two vignettes from this book were titled and used as full stories: “A Very Short Story” and “The Revolutionist.” Most reviewers saw an affinity to Gertrude Stein in Hemingway’s spare prose style, and F. Scott Fitzgerald felt “a sort of renewal of excitement at these stories wherein Ernest Hemingway turns a corner into the street.” In tan boards, printed in red with a pattern of clippings from newspapers in several languages, and the title in black. Slight wear to extremities, else a very fine copy. Housed in a leather-backed slipcase with chemise, which shows some wear. Item #17389

(Grissom A.2).

Price: $42,500.00

More Items in: Fine Printing, Literature
By This Author: