Across the River and into the Trees - Ernest Hemingway 1950 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway made his first extended visit to Italy in thirty years. His re-acquaintance with Venice, a city he loved, provided the inspiration for Across the River and into the Trees, the story of Richard Cantwell, a war-ravaged American colonel stationed in Italy at the close of the Second World War, and his love for a young Italian countess. [Scribner’s]

Hemingway's last full-length novel published in his lifetime.

In the distinctive dust jacket designed by Hans Tisdall. The first English edition was published on September 4, 1950, preceding the American edition by three days.
  Reference: Hanneman 44A.

Octavo (book size 19.7x13.2cm), pp. 254 [2]. Publisher’s green cloth, title lettered in silver over red panel, red vignette to front panel, top and foredge trimmed, lower edge untrimmed. Dust jacket priced ‘9s. 6d. net’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, gentle sunning to spine, light foxing to endpapers, in near fine dust jacket, with a little rubbing to upper corners and head of spine, and scratch to rear panel.   Ref: 109960   Price: HK$ 2,700