HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. 1899-1961. For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.
Lot 2190
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. 1899-1961. For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.
US$ 25,000 - 35,000
£15,000 - 21,000
withdrawn
Auction Details
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. 1899-1961. For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.
Lot Details
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. 1899-1961.
For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.
8vo (237 x 160 mm). Original cloth stamped in black and red. Slight rubbing to color on spine, corner crease to f.f.e. and ad list, else fine, untrimmed.
Provenance: Harold Cadmus [1881-1964] (presentation inscription); thence by descent.

PRESENTATION COPY, ONE OF 15 ADVANCE COPIES of the first edition, untrimmed and without dust jacket as issued, this one presented to the book's printer. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Harold Cadmus / with grateful appreciation / Ernest Hemingway."
At the time of publication Harold Cadmus was production chief at Scribner's and one of the Directors. Included in this lot are copies of a valedictory resolution by Scribner's on the occasion of Cadmus's retirement explaining his contribution to printing technology; and a handwritten note from Charles Scribner detailing the disposition of the 15 advance copies of For Whom the Bell Tolls: "Ernest wanted you to have one of these since your living up to your promises ... greatly contributed to the book's success / CS" and at head: "We gave all 15 copies away EH 7 / myself 8 / CS." Hanneman A18a note.

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