HEMINGWAY'S FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES, IN OUR TIME
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. In Our Time. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925. Octavo, original black cloth.
First edition, one of 1335 copies, of the first of Hemingway's books to be published in the United States, with the first appearance in print of four of his stories.
"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to the American public, including "Indian Camp," both parts of "Big Two-Hearted River," and four stories previously unpublished in any form: "The End of Something," "The Three Day Blow," "The Battler," and "Cat in the Rain." 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 included, with minor revisions, as "inter-chapters" to each of the 15 "Chapters," the 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," and one, "L'Envoi," appears as the final piece. Without rare original dust jacket. Hanneman A3a. See Notes to Grissom A.3.1.a. Owner signature.
Occasional mild foxing to text. Cover gilt bright; spine faded, as usual. An exceptionally good copy of one of the rarest of Hemingway's works.