Ernest Hemingway "For Whom the Bell Tolls" 1943 Early printing Vintage hardcover in custom 1st edition facsimile dust wrapper
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"For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway. Scribner's, in blue cloth wrapped boards. Early printing, dating to 1943 as per the title page (first edition came out just three years prior.) Considered to be one of Hemingway's finest works. "Very good" hardcover, text block closes tightly, square, upper edge being tinted deep blue, somewhat speckled. Board corners bumped on lower, some wear to cloth at tips. Spine head and tail bump, cloth strong. Cloth on both boards relatively uniform around, some surface wear, a few light scuffs or spots. Spine not sunned, titling fairly complete, small white spot in red of title, larger semi-circular mark on lower half. No writing internally, no torn, loose or creased pages. Small brown spot on outer edge about midway, seen on first page to page 16 in text. Front gutter paper split but cloth intact after second front free endpaper with list of Hemingway's works, fairly typical for this title. Back gutter solid and strong. Paste downs and opposing end papers show some tanning. See accompanying images for complete condition details. The accompanying jacket has been custom made for this book and is an exact facsimile of the original first edition jacket issued in 1940, identical in every detail with the exception of the small lettered logo of the printer at the top of the front flap! Dust jacket is in a removable archival sleeve for proper presentation. Will make a wonderful gift for the Hemingway collector. Perhaps that is you! Will ship promptly, carefully packed and fully insured.