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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By Hemingway, Ernest




Many consider For Whom the Bell Tolls to be author Ernest Hemingway’s finest work. Inspired by Hemingway’s time as a war correspondent for The North American Newspaper Alliance during the Spanish Civil War, For Whom the Bell Tolls is a stark and brutal commentary on the nature of war, sacrifice, and death. In fact, many believe his work is among the best depictions of the Spanish Civil War written. As with some of Hemingway’s other work, many of the characters, experiences, and events were based off real people and battles Hemingway saw. 

One of the most interesting qualities of For Whom the Bell Tolls is the use and restraint of profanity. Even though Hemingway had already written much about war and tribulations and had never seemed inclined to limit the use of vulgar language, For Whom the Bell Tolls is a clear exemption. When writing dialogue, Hemingway would insert the word “obscenity” instead of writing the exact word or phrase. There has been a lot of discussion about the reason for such omissions, and while some believe Hemingway was worried about the book being banned and thus wanted to make the book as reader-friendly as possible for a brutally violent war novel, others believe the omissions of profanity was due to transliteration problems and the author’s attempt to be as honest to the dialogue he heard as possible. 

There is no arguing with the legacy and influence Hemingway had not only on American culture, but also on generations of future writers. The Beatnik generation referred to Hemingway as “Papa” with a quite reverence, and Hemingway inspired countless journalists with his in-depth profiles and wartime articles. Even the cities where he wrote his books are now places for pilgrimage among his most devoted fans. Hemingway first started writing For Whom the Bell Tolls in Cuba and later finished it in Sun Valley, Idaho. In fact, both hotel rooms are now popular tourist destinations.

First edition identification and notes

Published in 1940 by Charles Scribner in an initial print run of 75,000 copies at $2.75, a first printing of For Whom the Bell Tolls has the letter A present on the copyright page and may have the Scribner's seal present, although it hasn't been conclusively determined whether this is in fact a point of issue. First state dust jackets do not have a photo credit under the photograph of Hemingway. 


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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner, 1940 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Ernest Hemingway This original sophisticated dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. This First Issue dustjacket, without the photographer's name, has the printed $2.75 price present. The book is in excellent condition with minor wear to the edges. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION, with the Scribner's "A" printed on the copyright page, SIGNED by the author. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase to protect the book. We buy SIGNED Hemingway First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1940 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway. This original dustjacket has the printed $2.75 price present with minor wear to the edges. The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with slight wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940.. First edition; Advance Dummy.. publisher's black cloth in preliminary dust jacket and acetate wrapper, preserved in a custom quarter morocco folding box.. A few wrinkles to cloth; else about fine. The acetate which covers the paper jacket has shrunk, causing some wrinkling to the flaps. There is a short tear at the top of the front panel; the paper jacket is otherwise bright. . 8vo,. The red and white preliminary dust jacket reads, below the title: "(Permanent Jacket in Preparation) The New Full Length Novel by Ernest Hemingway." A penciled annotation, signed by a former owner Oct. 31, 1946, relates information he received from Joe Poli of Scribner's manufacturing Dept., to the effect that only 17 copies of this advance dummy with wrapper were prepared for Scribner's sales force; and that about 25 copies of the dust wrapper only were distributed to salesmen who did not have the complete dummy.

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Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1940 A near fine first edition (with Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a good first issue dust jacket (no reference to photographer on back panel), inscribed by the author Ernest Hemingway in Cuba on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Hemingway, Ernest.

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition, first printing. Very slight toning, still fine in near fine, faintly rubbed, price clipped dust jacket with two small chips expertly restored at head of spine, in mylar cover. A very handsome copy. In first issue dust jacket with no photographer's name on rear panel. Signed by the author.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1940 A fine first edition (with Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a very good first issue dust jacket (no reference to photographer on back panel), signed by the author Ernest Hemingway on a blank page after the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slip0case.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1940 A fine first edition (with Scribner's A on the copyright page) rebound in leather, inscribed by the author Ernest Hemingway on the dedication page. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribners, 1940. Second printing. Signed presentation copy from Ernest Hemingway to his close childhood friend, Bill Smith. Inscribed in black fountain pen ink using Hemingway’s boyhood nickname: “To Bill, with much affection, Wemedge”. Bill and his sister Katy (later married to John Dos Passos), summered near the Hemingway home on Horton Bay, Michigan. Ernest and Bill knew each other for many years as children before becoming close friends: “It took an old pal of mine, Carl Edgar”, Smith recalled, “and most of the summer to put Ernest and me on really good terms.” In less than a few weeks, the three were out at the Point fishing from the dock, day and night. Smith in short order, acquired a full quota of the nicknames that Hemingway invented for friends...while Hemingway, for inexplicable reasons, preferred to be called Wemedge.” See James R. Mellow - Hemingway: A Life Without Consequences, pages 37-38, Hemingway who entertained fantasies that Katy Smith was secretly attracted to him, would later create a fictional erotic relationship between the two in the “Nick Adams” stories. Adams’s nickname, in the largely autobiographical series, is Wemedge. Laid into the book is an original small photograph of Hemingway and Bill Smith fishing off the Key West in the 1930s, which was reproduced in the 1992 Mellow biography of Hemingway. Front hinge expertly repaired else a very good copy with a little general cloth in a bright dust jacket with with a short 1 inch scratch on the spine, light wear, and two short tears to the rear panel. An exceptional Hemingway association copy enclosed in a morocco leather and cloth clamshell box.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1940 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's "A" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket without the photographer's name on the back panel is vibrant in color with minor repair. The book is in great shape with slight wear to the edges. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's tan cloth with the red spine label. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition, early printing of the novel that is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ernest Hemingway on the page following the front free endpaper. Fine in a excellent near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed by Hemingway. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of the author's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams).

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HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1940.. First edition.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket.. Second small bookplate to front pastedown; some browning to hinges from binder's adhesive; else a very nice copy in a very good jacket with some moderate chipping to the bottom edge. The largest chip slightly affects the "GW" in "Hemingway" at the bottom of the front panel.. 8vo,. Inscribed by Ernest Hemingway on a specially-designed bookplate for James W. Carlin.

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Hemingway, Ernest

Scribners, 1940. Hardcover. Good. A first US edition, first printing (with A on copyright page; in first state dust jacket), inscribed by Ernest Hemingway on title page to his friend (Cheveendo P.(?)), from San Francisco de Paula, Cuba in 1952. The book is in good condition with some rubbing and fading along spine an a circular stain on back cover - one previous owner's book plate on the front endpaper. The book comes with original first state dust jacket (unclipped with original $2.75 price), in good condition with some chipping. A very rare copy of one of the most seminal works of the twentieth century.

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Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Chas. Scribner's Sons, 1940. Cloth. Spine somewhat rubbed and darkened, a bit tanned and a trifle shaken, but a sound copy. Later printing of the first edition (without the 'A'). Inscribed by Hemingway on the half- title: "To Max Showalter with all good wishes Ernest Hemingway." Accompanied by two other items: a) another copy, first printing, bearing Max Showalter's ownership signature on the free endsheet (endsheets darkened at gutters, else very good, in defective, but largely complete, dust jacket); and b) Mary Hemingway's HOW IT WAS (New York: Knopf, 1976), first edition, near fine in very good dust jacket, inscribed by Mary Hemingway to Showalter in Los Angeles in the year of publication. Showalter (a.k.a. Casey Adams) enjoyed a long career in film and television, and was a feature player at 20th Century Fox favored by Darryl Zanuck, who required Showalter's assumption of the 'Adams' stage name. Though he was associated with a long list of films and television programs from the 1940s-1980s, we find no record of his credited association with a film adaptation of Hemingway's work. He did, however, originate the role of Ward Cleaver (the Beaver's old man), which later passed to Hugh Beaumont.

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Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1940 First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" printed on the copyright page. A Fabulous copy seldom seen in this nice condition. This ORIGINAL unsophisticated dustjacket is rich in color without the common fading to the spine. This First Issue dustjacket, without the photographer's name on the back panel has the $2.75 printed price present. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Inscribed by Hemingway to his very close friend and fishing buddy, Charles Thompson: "For Lorine and Charles with love from Ernest. Sept. 20, 1957." Near fine copy in sun-tanned dust jacket, chipped at the head. A choice association copy of one of Hemingway's most enduring works. The decade or so that Hemingway lived in Key West were among his most productive years as a writer. He wrote in the mornings, fished in the afternoons, and often spent his evenings drinking with friends. One of those friends, many say his best friend, was Charles Thompson, the owner of a marine hardware store and a couple of other businesses. Charles went on an African safari with Ernest, and the character "Old Karl" in ''The Green Hills of Africa'' is based on him. There is also a lot of Charles Thompson in the character Harry Morgan in the novel "To Have and Have Not."

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 First Edition, First Printing. This original dustjacket is vibrant in color and has benefitted from some professional restoration. The end result is a beautiful dustjacket with no chips or tears. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. An impressive first state book with the Scribner's "A" on the copyright page with light wear to the edges. A lovely copy in collector's condition!!!. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1940 First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. This First Issue dustjacket with NO photographer's credit to the back panel of the dustjacket has has the $2.75 printed price present. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. A superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribners, 1940. First Edition, First Issue. From the library of actor, Randolph Scott, with his signature on the front free endpaper and his bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. Very good copy with a hint of darkening and rubbing to the cloth at the spine in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some minor edge wear. Randolph Scott is best known for his film work in the Western genre, appearing in such classics as The Virginian, The Last Round-Up, The Desperadoes, The Nevadan, The Cariboo Trail, Ride the High Country, etc. He became one of the top box-office stars of the 1950s and, in the Westerns of Budd Boetticher especially, a critically important figure in the Western as an art form.

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Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A Nearly Fine copy of the book with offsetting to the end-papers (from publishers glue as usual) and slight off-set to the half-title. In a beautiful Nearly Fine dust jacket that is price clipped and shows a trivial nicks and rubs near the spine, but without chips, tears or fading. A book that is extremely difficult to find in this condition. Hemingway's captivating story of an American demolitions expert joining a band of rebels during the Spanish Civil War. Based in part on Hemingway's first-hand experiences in Spain during the 1936 - 1939 civil war. "'For Whom the Bell Tolls' is a tremendous piece of work. It is the most moving document to date on the Spanish Civil War, and the first major novel of the Second World War." (Contemporary NY Times Book Review). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's & Sons, New York, 1940 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's "A" printed on the copyright page. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the printed price present with minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a beautiful custom clamshell slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1940 First Edition, First Printing with the "A" printed on the copyright page. An attractive dustjacket that has light restoration to the spine and edges. This original First State dustjacket without photographer's credit on back panel has NO chips or tears. The book is in wonderful condition. The binding is tight, with slight wear to the panels. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a beautiful clamshell slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1940 First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the spine and edges. This First Issue dustjacket without the photographer's credit on the back panel has the publisher's $2.75 printed price present. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with an acetate cover to protect the dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner, Scribner(s), 1940 First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" printed on the copyright page. An attractive FIRST ISSUE DUSTJACKET WITHOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S NAME PRINTED ON THE BACK PANEL of the dustjacket that has the $2.75 price present on the front flap with wear to top spine and edges. This original dustjacket is vibrant in color without the ubquitous fading to the spine found on most copies. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are fresh with slight wear to the panels. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition with the Scribners A of the novel that is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works. Octavo, original beige cloth. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket without the photographer's name on the rear panel, with a touch of rubbing and a closed tear to the rear panel. A very nice example. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of Hemingway's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams). It was the basis for the 1943 film directed by Sam Wood, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress; however, only the Greek actress Katina Paxinou won an Oscar for her portrayal of Pilar.

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Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961)

New York, Scribner, 1940. First Edition. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 471 pages; Description: 471 p. 22 cm. Subjects: Americans --Spain --Fiction. Spain --History --Civil War, 1936-1939 --Fiction. References: Johnson, M. De V. First editions (4th ed. ) , p. 236. First printings of Amer. Authors, v. 1, p. 179. With Scribner's indicative 'A' to the colophon.

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNERâS SONS, 1940. 1ST EDITION. HARDCOVER. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1940. Hardcover. VG+ book in a VG+ jacket, with the Scribner's "A" printed on the copyright page, 1st Edition, not remaindered, bookclub or library, unmarked, mylar cover, handsome collectible edition.

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Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner's, 1940 First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket with NO photographer's credit to the back panel of the dustjacket is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $2.75 printed price present. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with an acetate cover to protect the dustjacket. We buy Hemingway First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest


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HEMINGWAY, Ernest (Oak Park, 1899 - Ketchum, 1961)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, , 1940. Rilegato tela, sovracoperta (cloth, dust jacket). Molto Buono (Very Good). Prima edizione siglata con la lettera "A" dell'editore al colophon, completo della sovraccoperta in prima tiratura che non accreditava il nome del fotografo per il ritratto di Hemingway sul retro / First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to colophon, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit . 8vo. pp. 472. Molto Buono (Very Good). Sovracoperta restaurata professionalmente (Dust jacket professionally restored). Prima edizione (First Edition, first printing).

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribners, 1940. A First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. First issue jacket without photographer's credit. Jacket has minor restoration to the flap folds and presents as near fine. End papers slightly browned, with some offsetting near the gutters.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner, 1940. First Edition, First Issue. Fine clean copy in a dust jacket with a little rubbing and creasing, and a few tiny tears.

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Hemingway, Ernest

1940. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Original oatmeal cloth with red bands, with dust jacket. First Edition of what is often considered to be Hemingway's masterpiece, sited during the Spanish Civil War -- also his longest work.~This is a copy from the first printing, with the "A" on the copyright page, and includes the first-state original dust jacket (with the price of $2.75 and with NO photographer's credit on the rear panel). The volume is in near-fine condition (less than usual of the flaking of the red pigment on the spine; as always the inner hinges are a little darkened due to the original glue used). The jacket is very good-plus, perhaps near-fine (very minor edge-wear, but entirely without "restoration" and with the red on the spine still bright; there is a damp-mark on the reverse side of the jacket, but it is invisible on the printed side). This is not a scarce book (as the first printing consisted of 75,000 copies), but a totally-original book with jacket in this condition is becoming increasingly scarce. Hanneman A18A.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Orig. cloth in dust jacket. New York: Scribner's, 1940. 8vo. First edition. While this is one of the more common Hemingway novels, published in a large first printing, the prices for this title have risen dramatically in recent years. A fine copy in very good first issue dust jacket with minor chipping to head and foot of spine and corners.

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

Hemingway, Ernest

SCRIBNERS, 1940. A NEAR FINE FIRST IN FIRST ISSUE dj,. FIRST ISSUE publisher's "A" on copyright page. dj tape reinforced. not restored. First edition points of issue present: rear jacket photograph uncredited. Price ($2.75). FIRST. Hardcover. /Fine. Book.

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST.

New York, Scribner's Sons, 1940. Original grey cloth with red title-label to spine and "Ernest Hemingway" to front board + original printed dust-jacket. Internally very nice, clean and fresh. Dust-jacket with a few nicks and tears to extremities and price-clipped (completely unsophisticated). Overall in very nice condition. ¶ First Edition, First Printing (with the Scribner's "A" on copyright page), in first issue dust-jacket (without the photographer's name underneath the portrait on the back) of one of Hemingway'sgreatest novels.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribners, 1940 First Edition. First state with photographer's name missing from back panel of dustwrapper. Scribner's "A" on copyright page. 8vo. Buckram stamped in red and black. 471 pages. Top page edges stained brown. Endpapers are a little browned in fold. Tight. Clean. Dust jacket has an eighth inch chip missing at base of spine. Small chips at several corners. Top edge is chipped. Very good/ Very good condition..

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For Whom The Bell Tolls : Correct First issue With An Unfaded Wrapper

Hemingway, Ernest

The First USA printing published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York in 1940. The correct First Issue with 'A' to the copyright page. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just a hint of rubbing to the red colouring on the spine. Interestingly this copy has virtually no toning of the spine which is usually encountered. Mild offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition. It is is the correct First Issue with no photographer's name to the rear cover and it bears the correct price of $2.75 to the upper front flap. Mild edge-wear with some loss at the rear cover lower edge and the upper spine end. Unusually, there is No fading of the red colouring to the spine. The wrapper looks very striking in the the removable Brodart archival cover. The 4 page review from 'The October Book-of-the-Month Club' has been tipped in (as suggested in the review) to the front blank end paper. One of the major novels by the Nobel Laureate of American literature. It was the basis for the 1943 film directed by Sam Wood, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress; however, only the Greek actress Katina Paxinou won an Oscar for her portrayal of Pilar. A collectible copy in such condition. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribners, 1940. A handsome copy of this First Edition/First Printing with the Scribner's "A" on copyright page. Pastedowns and endpapers slightly discolored but excellent overall condition. Hemingway's great novel of the Spanish Civil War focuses on a small band of brave Spanish women and men, risking their lives to carry out the explosion of a For Whom the Bell Tolls has been called Hemingway's most ambitious novel, and it is the one in which his political convictions reveal themselves most fully: he effectively conveys the idea that a people's freedom is worth fighting, and even dying, for. Clean and tight. 1st Printing. Cloth. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. 471pp. First edition later printing. Hemingway's great novel of the Spanish Civil War focuses on a small band of brave Spanish women and men, risking their lives to carry out the explosion of a bridge. American Robert Jordan is there to join their dangerous mission, and in doing so, falls in love with a beautiful Spanish girl Maria. DJ chipped. Text clean. . First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. Very good copy/slightly chipped and frayed dj. 8vo. Linen cloth. Pp. (x), 472. Fore-edges untrimmed. First issue dust-wrapper without the photographer's credit at the bottom of the rear panel.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribners, 1940. First Edition, First Issue. Very good plus copy in a very good first issue jacket with a half inch by one inch chip at base of spine, a few small tears, some creases to the rear flap.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribners, 1940. First Edition, First Issue. Very good copy in a very good first issue dust jacket with internal tape repairs, some light rubbing, and a few short tears, and some rubbed spots which have been touched up with black ink on the outside slightly showing through at some points on the interior of the jacket.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls.

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition with the Scribners A of the novel that is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works. Octavo, original beige cloth. Fine in a very good first issue dust jacket without the photographer's name on the rear panel, with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of Hemingway's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. "This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly" (J. Donald Adams). It was the basis for the 1943 film directed by Sam Wood, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress; however, only the Greek actress Katina Paxinou won an Oscar for her portrayal of Pilar.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls (The Scribner library)

Ernest Hemingway

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940-01-01. Scribner edition. Paperback. Used:Good.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribners, 1940. A First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Pages just slightly toned, else near fine, finely bound in recent full dark black morocco, raised bands with gilt title and decorations on spine. The spine and front board from the original binding bound in at the rear. A very nice copy of this first edition, in a very handsome binding.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

MacMillan & Co Ltd. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. B000I34KCI Good Condition. Tear on cover. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Good.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Scribner, 1940. hardcover. fine. 471 pages. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in half brown morocco over marbled boards; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands. New York: Scribner's, 1940. First Edition. A fine copy.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Hemingway, Ernest.

New York: Scribner's, 1940. First edition. Good. First edition points of issue present: rear jacket photograph uncredited. Price ($2.75) present on front flap. Dust jacket rather chipped and frayed, with some loss at head. Endleaves discolored and stock lightly and evenly toned. Structurally sound with no marks or blemishes.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribners, 1940. First Edition, First Issue. Very good copy with a hint of darkening to the cloth at the spine in a very good slightly rubbed first issue jacket with a few small chips and tears and a faint moisture stain to the top corner of the dust jacket at the flap fold.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1935 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's "A" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL second issue dustjacket has the publisher's $2.75 printed price present on the front flap with minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $750.00