“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-
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
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