HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. 1899-1961.
Leather satchel-type game bag, 400 x 300 x 100 mm, comprising main pocket with loops for cartridges, canvas front pocket, and mesh sack pockets, with silver print photograph (7 x 9 inches) in matte pasted inside the flap, some wear to bag, mesh split.
HEMINGWAY'S GAME BAG, inscribed under the flap in white ink "From Ernest and Mary Hemingway Bag of Tricks, Best Always, Papa." The photograph is also inscribed by Hemingway, "I wonder if my wife can tell / That I've been raising hell. / To an afternoon of Joy / With a good old boy," and signed by the unidentified recipient ("Cano"?). A printed headline on the matte reads "Fernández, Canivell y Cia. Málaga," and a crayon inscription "Ernest Hemingway's game bag used in Europe 1944/59 - La Consula, Malaga."
In 1959, Hemingway made his penultimate trip to Europe, in part to add an epilogue to Scribners' new edition of Death in the Afternoon (first published in 1932), but also to research a series of bullfighting articles commissioned by Life magazine. He stayed at La Consula, the estate of an American, Nathan (Bill) Davis, who happened to be the brother-in-law of Cyril Connolly. Hemingway briefly returned to Spain in 1960, to be photographed for the cover of Life.