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in our time by  Ernest HEMINGWAY - First Edition - 1924 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 55478)

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in our time

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1924. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Binder's glue stains on the endpapers, as usual, tiny chips at the spinal extremities, and slight bowing of the covers, an excellent, very nearly fine copy. Hemingway's second book, copy 42 of 170 numbered copies. In a custom quarter morocco clamshell case. Hemingway intended this to be his first book (it's listed on the rear panel of *Three Stories & Ten Poems*), but publication was held up, allowing Robert McAlmon to publish *Three Stories* first.

Synopsis

In Our Time is the first published collection of Hemingway's short fiction.  The book collects several of the author's short stories about American life in the early 1920's, just after WWI. A few of these stories focus on the character Nick Adams. First published in Paris in 1924 by Three Mountains Press under the title in our time - in all lower case - the first state of this work was a set of 18 vignettes and numbered 32 pages in total.  Only 300 copies were printed, but due to a printing mistake, only 170 copies were released for sale. Each copy is numbered and bears the statement of limitation that reads "of 170 copies printed rives hand-made paper this is number…".  The first American publication was in 1925 by Boni & Liveright.  Although this is recognized as the next edition of the same work, it bears substantial differences.  Twelve short stories have been added.  Sixteen of the eighteen vignettes have been used as short pieces interspersed between the short stories.  Two of the original vignettes have been rewritten as the short stories "The Revolutionist" and "A Very Short Story" and the work numbers 136 pages. Hemingway regretted the lowercased title and published this version as In Our Time .

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On Jan 22 2012, jantoshak said:
"In Our Time" serves as the perfect introduction to Hemingway, and appropriately so as it was his first release entirely comprised of short stories. It's a quick read (150-200 pages) but nonetheless very powerful.

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Bookseller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
55478
Title
in our time
Author
HEMINGWAY, Ernest
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Three Mountains Press
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
1924
Keywords
NobelLaureate, Poetry
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Poetry;

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Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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