For Whom the Bell Tolls. Octavo, original full bound beige cloth, original dust jacket.
FIRST EDITION of Ernest Hemingway's modern classic novel, the bestthe fullest, the deepest, the truest novel hes ever written, presenting very nicely in a richly colored First Impression Near Fine FEL Dust Jacket (DJ), which appropriately lacks the Photographer's Credit on the bottom-left below the author's photo, which is the definitive identifier of a 1. Printing of the original First Issue Dust Jacket.This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels of American literature Hemingway has struck universal chords, and he has struck them vibrantly -J. Donald Adams, The New York Times, 1940. The first edition of For Whom the Bell Tolls was one of Hemingways more successful books. Though the first printing run is estimated at approximately 100,000 copies, it can now only be distinguished from later printings with the presence of the original dust jacket lacking the photographer's credit on the rear panel.
Like most titles of the time, the jacket was fragile, and far fewer survived. With more and more jackets being lost or damaged, the scarcity of this first printing continues to increase. Binding is square and tight. Boards are rich original full bound oatmeal cloth with bold stamped signature of the Author on front.
Spine is lightly faded and along with top eighth of rear board. Very mild stains at top and bottom of front board near edges. Internally clean and unmarked but for owner's name on front pastedown.
Crisp and bold text with typical tanning to pages. Near Fine Dust Jacket - FEL. Anels and spine are unfaded with very mild wear near hinges and creases.Small quarter inch partially closed tear at top front and rear board. The item "For Whom the Bell Tolls TRUE 1ST EDITION A + No Pic Name Hemingway 1940" is in sale since Friday, January 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "labb1279" and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.