A FAREWELL TO ARMS Ernest Hemingway (1929) First Edition in Dust Jacket
First edition, first issue in the first issue first state dust jacket with the reading "Katharine Barclay" in the blurb on the front flap. Octavo. Original black cloth, printed gold labels to spine and upper board. One of 510 numbered copies signed by the author.
First state of text without disclaimer and earliest state of dustwrapper with "Katherine Barclay" reading
The original dustjacket shall have the $2.50 price present and the first issue point with "Sun Also Rises" and "Men without Women" titles listed on back panel of the dustjacket.
"[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).