Lot 64

HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961).  Across the River and Into the Trees. London: Jonathan Cape, 1950. 8vo. Half title. Original green cloth decorated in red, the spine with red cloth label and silver lettering, dust-jacket designed by Hans Tisdall (jacket with a few chips). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN BOOK FORM. This English edition preceded the first American printing. Before either, the novel was serialised in Cosmopolitan magazine. The dust-jacket for the English edition is unusual in that the front wrapper bears only the author’s name, with the title appearing on the back wrapper. Hanneman A23. With the same author’s For Whom the Bell Tolls (London, 1941, original cloth, dust-jacket, signed by [?]Harry Purdy, possibly a relation of Leonard “Bud” Purdy, close friend of the author, FIRST ENGLISH EDITION). "Hemingway or Fitzgerald: the eternal question. With me, it used to be Fitzgerald and principally Tender is the Night. Now it's Hemingway with Across the River..... and a Moveable Feast. (Paris for ever - and that's me, not him!)" (H.B.). (2)

Estimate: £200-£300

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