First trade edition, first issue, with publisher’s seal on copyright page and no legal disclaimer on p. [x]. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 187 x 130 mm.). , 355, [3, blank] pp.Original black cloth with gold paper labels ruled and lettered in black on front cover and spine.
First trade edition, second printing, with the legal disclaimer on p. [x]. With the correct first issue jacket (the name of the heroine, Catherine Barkley is misspelled "Katharine Barclay" on the front flap). Octavo. [x], 355 pages, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's original black cloth with gold paper labels ruled and lettered in black on front cover and spine, dust jacket.
"[Hemingway’s] first full-length novel and probably his best, closely rivaled by To Have and Have Not. Its success was so enormous that it may be said to have ended Hemingway’s influence as a writer. After it one could no more imitate that musical crystal-clear style; blown like glass from the white-heat of violence" (Cyril Connolly, The Modern Movement, 60).