In Our Time.

“In the early morning on the lake sitting in the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die": First Scribner's Edition of Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time

In Our Time.



Item Number: 101238

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930.

First edition, first printing of the revised American edition of Hemingway’s second book, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons. Octavo, original cloth with gold labels to the spine and front panel. In very good condition. Bookplate. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper.

“No other writer stepped so suddenly into fame, or destroyed with such insouciance so many other writers or ways of writing or became such an immediate symbol of an age” (Connolly, The Modern Movement 50). This superb collection of stories presented a number of Hemingway’s finest short pieces to the American public, including “Indian Camp,” “The Battler,” “The Three Day Blow,” and both parts of “Big Two-Hearted River.” In 1924 the Three Mountains Press in Paris published the similarly titled in our time in an edition of only 170 copies; that much-shorter work contained only the vignettes that are here called “Chapters” and interspersed among the 15 longer stories collected here for the first time. (Two of the 18 pieces that originally appeared in in our time were given titles and included here as full stories: “A Very Short Story” and “The Revolutionist.”). Without rare original dust jacket. Hanneman A3a.

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