One of 24 copies. Presentation issue. (1950)

HEMINGWAY. ERNEST.

ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES.

Published: Charles Scribner`s Sons. New York.,1950

Date: 1950

PRESENTATION ISSUE, PRECEDING THE FIRST U.S. EDITION. With Scribner logo and letter A on verso of title page. One of just 24 copies, each bound in dark blue buckram with gilt lettering and ruling to the spine. Hemingway's signature reproduced in gilt on the front board. No dustwrapper was issued for this advance edition. Tipped in to the last page is a typed list of errors found on three text pages, and beneath this a hand written note, signed by Charles Scribner. " This is one of 24 copies, bound in a different cloth from the regular edition and has the above errors in the pages which were caught and corrected after 24 sheets had been run. Hemingway & I have given these 24 copies to friends - none were sold. - Charles Scribner.".

Note
A fine copy with the gilt still bright and the corners sharp. Housed in a half dark blue morocco clam-shell box. Spine with raised bands, compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Blue cloth on boards. Scarce.

£9500

Offered by Paul Foster