FIFTH COLUMN AND THE FIRST FORTY-NINE STORIES
Price: 450.00 USD
(New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938), VERY SCARCE, this is the first edition with Scribner's "A" on the copyright page. Includes the play, The Fifth Column, along with 49 short stories. Hemingway wrote the play, his only dramatic work, while under fire and bombardment in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. There are also four previously unpublished stories along with the short stories from In Our Time, Men Without Women, and Winner Take Nothing. In all it is an enticing collection of stories by the master storyteller. First edition. 8vo, original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine within black compartments, and with copy of Hemingway's signature in black on the upper cover. x, 597 pp. A very decent copy of this scarce book, the text with some of the usual mellowing, the cloth with some age.