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ERNEST HEMINGWAY

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GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA, WONDERFULLY INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY TO THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF NEW YORK'S FAMED STORK CLUB

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa. New York, 1935.

Exceptional first edition, a very memorable presentation/association copy of Hemingway's gripping account of big game hunting, inscribed by him to the colorful founder and owner of Manhattan's star-studded Stork Club—"a Gatsby-esque extravaganza"—one of Hemingway's favorite watering holes, "To Sherman Billingsley, the perfect host, wishing him lots of luck (and keep away from Finney) Ernest Hemingway," in original dust jacket. $30,000.

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"MISS MARY SAID I WAS HER PULITZER PRIZE WINNING HUSBAND AND HAD THEY GIVEN IT TO ME FOR BEING A GOOD BOY FOR NEARLY THREE YEARS OR WHAT?"

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Typed letter signed. Finca Vigia, Cuba, May 21, 1953.

Extraordinary 1953 typed letter by Ernest Hemingway at Finca Vigia in Cuba to New York Times literary critic Charles Poore regarding his reaction to the Pulitzer Prize; his decision to send the award check to his son, Bumby, who inspired The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms; the details of why he hates the West (hostility to dogs and hunting regulations); his relationships with numerous famous personalities from F. Scott Fitzgerald to three World War II generals; his opinions on the Mau-Mau in Africa, and mentioning a number of his books, signed and with two corrections and three autograph insertions by Hemingway. $18,500.

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“FROM ERNEST HEMINGWAY, SUN VALLEY, IDAHO”: VINTAGE GELATIN SILVER PRINT OF HEMINGWAY BY CAPA, FRAMED WITH HEMINGWAY’S INSCRIPTION

(CAPA, Robert) HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Photograph. WITH: Autograph note signed. Sun Valley, Idaho, 1940. Scarce 9-1/2 by 12-inch vintage gelatin print of Hemingway from a wonderful photograph by his friend, famed photographer Robert Capa, taken in Sun Valley, Idaho in the fall of 1940, with Hemingway’s inscription on a partial leaf inscribed by him, “From Ernest Hemingway, Sun Valley, Idaho,” handsomely framed together. $6500.

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"FOR FRAZER DREW, HOPING HE HAS A GOOD TRIP HOME, ERNEST HEMINGWAY": RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION EARLY FRENCH EDITION OF A FAREWELL TO ARMS, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. L'Adieu aux armes [Farewell to Arms]. Paris, 1948.

Early French edition, presentation/association copy inscribed on the half title by Hemingway to Professor Fraser Drew in reference to Drew's 1955 visit with Hemingway and a day spent discussing literature, "For Frazer [sic] Drew, hoping he has a good trip home, Ernest Hemingway." From Hemingway's own library. $6000.

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“IF IT ISN’T ENJOYABLE—WHY DO IT?”

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. To Have and Have Not. New York, 1937.

First edition, first issue of Hemingway’s first novel since A Farewell to Arms, basis for the Howard Hawks film co-scripted by Faulkner and featuring Bogart and Bacall together for the first time, a lovely copy. $4800.

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“MAN IS NOT MADE FOR DEFEAT”

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Old Man and the Sea. New York, 1952.

First edition of Hemingway's classic story of Santiago and his epic battle with the marlin and the sharks, winning him the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and contributing to his award of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature, in original dust jacket. $4500.

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“IF IT ISN’T ENJOYABLE-WHY DO IT?”

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. To Have and Have Not. New York, 1937.

First edition, first issue of Hemingway’s first novel since A Farewell to Arms, basis for the Howard Hawks film co-scripted by Faulkner and featuring Bogart and Bacall together for the first time, in scarce original dust jacket. $3200.

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