1371304 A FAREWELL TO ARMS [Signed]. Ernest Hemingway.
A FAREWELL TO ARMS [Signed]
A FAREWELL TO ARMS [Signed]
A FAREWELL TO ARMS [Signed]
A FAREWELL TO ARMS [Signed]
A FAREWELL TO ARMS [Signed]

A FAREWELL TO ARMS [Signed]

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Limited Edition: #165/510. Octavo, 355 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Bound in publisher's half vellum over green cloth board with black gilt morocco lettering label on spine. Housed in later, some mild rubbing and toning to slipcase. "#529" written on spine of slipcase. Light rubbing to spine and corners of boards, light soiling to boards. Bookplate to front pastedown. Interior with moderate consistent foxing and finger-staining. Limited Edition, one of 510 signed copies, this being number 165, signed by Hemingway. Hemingway signature offset onto half-title. Shelved in Case 3.

1371304

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NOTES

The only signed, limited edition of any of Hemingway's works. Derived in part on Hemingway's experiences in Italy during World War I, the character of Catherine Barkley was based on a nurse who cared for him when he was wounded serving as an ambulance driver at the front. They had planned to marry, but she ultimately rejected his proposal when he returned to the United States. While not as strictly autobiographical as The Sun Also Rises, Farewell to Arms continued Hemingway's practice of blending real, lived experience with fiction: a significant inspiration for the novel was a collection of wartime correspondence between a friend (Frederic Agate) and his wife. References: Hanneman A8b.

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