The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories - Ernest Hemingway 1938 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - First Edition First edition of this work which collected all of the short stories Ernest Hemingway had published up to 1938 and his only full-length play, The Fifth Column. Besides reprinting the stories from Three Stories and Ten Poems, In Our Time, Men Without Women, and Winner Take Nothing, the collection also offers Hemingway's four most recent stories, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”, “The Capital of the World”, and “Old Man at the Bridge”. The first two of these stories are among Hemingway's most popular short works and are frequently anthologised.   Provenance: Bookseller’s label of Herpolsheimer’s of Grand Rapids, Michigan, to rear, contemporary as price marked as $2.75 matches that of the dust jacket.

References: Hanneman A16a.

Octavo (book size 21.6x15cm), pp. x 597 [1]. In publisher’s red cloth, spine blocked in black, with gilt lettering and lines, front panel with Hemingway’s facsimile signature in black, top edge stained light red, foredge untrimmed, others trimmed. Dust jacket priced at $2.75 to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine with the exception of a few very small spots to the boards and some offsetting to pastedowns, in near fine dust jacket, mild toning to spine, light wear to corners and spine ends.   Ref: 109951   Price: HK$ 28,000