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“From One Who SawThe Sun Also Rise”

18. HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

The Sun Also Rises.

New York, 1926. Octavo, original black cloth.


First edition, first issue, an extraordinary asso-

ciation copy, inscribed by Hemingway’s first

wife and dedicatee, Hadley, to author and

interviewer Lawrence Broer: “Best wishes to

Larry & Kris from one who saw the Sun Also

Rise. Sincerely, Hadley R. Mowrer.” Hadley

was, of course, the dedicatee of the novel; Broer

was a noted Hemingway scholar, who appar-

ently asked Hadley to inscribe his own copy (a

second inscription identifies this copy as orig-

inally his).

The Sun Also Rises was banned in

many schools in the United States. The Nazis

burned all of Hemingway’s works, proclaiming

them “a monument of modern decadence.”

Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley Richardson

(now Mowrer), describes


as “my book,”

as she is not only the dedicatee, but “had been

Hemingway’s constant companion during

perhaps the most important formative years

of his career” (Broer, 16). These were the Paris

years, when the Hemingways

made friends with Stanley

and Elsie Kimmel. In 1975,

Hemingway scholar Lawrence

Broer arranged through the

Kimmels to interview Hadley

Mowrer for an article in the

Lost Generation


featuring the Kimmels (present

here). Also accompanied by Stanley Kimmel’s

book of verse. Without extremely scarce dust

jacket. Light wear to original cloth, renewed

endpapers. Extremely good.


“You’re an expatriate.

You’ve lost touch with

the soil.”