Ernest Hemingway



[001500] Hemingway, Ernest. Fiesta. London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. First Edition. 8vo. Hardback. Good+ / Good+. [8], 9-286pp. Original cloth in DJ

DJ lightly browned, lower panel very lightly browned, minor chipping to corners, slightly rubbed, especially to joins, and very lightly creased. Spine of book lightly faded, endpapers lightly browned from the glue, small stain to top margin of A6-B4, otherwise internally quite bright and clean

Now housed in a morocco backed drop back box, with raised bands, spine in six panels, title lettered direct to second panel, author to fourth, and date to foot, all panels with double line gilt border, made by Temple Bookbinders. 

An early Hemingway work, published in the US as The Sun Also Rises, in the rare first issue dust jacket.

A cornerstone of modernist fiction, Connolly notes that "here the post-war disillusion and the post-war liberation are united in the physical enjoyment of living and the pains of love", further opining that Hemingway became "an immediate symbol of an age" (Connolly, The Modern Movement, page 53)

Hanneman 33A; Connolly, The Modern Movement, 50