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A Farewell to Arms

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1929 [1932]. First Photoplay edition; with scenes from the 1932 film with Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author on the half-title, “For William F. Kirsch/ yours very truly/ Ernest Hemingway/ Piggott/ 12/27/32.” Hemingway’s wife Pauline was from Piggott, Arkansas. The recipient was a local attorney, presumably an associate of the author’s father-in-law. The Hemingways spent much of November and December, 1932 in Piggott. While there, this film was released, prompting Hemingway to send his editor, Max Perkins, a statement of his displeasure for public release. Over that Christmas holiday, Perkins joined Hemingway for local bird hunting. Some cloth staining; very good in dust jacket.

[Book #19919P]

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