With the scarce 'Book Of The Month Club' review
Hemingway, Ernest ~ For Whom The Bell Tolls : Correct First issue With An Unfaded Wrapper
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York : 1940
The First USA printing published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York in 1940. The correct First Issue with 'A' to the copyright page. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just a hint of rubbing to the red colouring on the spine. Interestingly this copy has virtually no toning of the spine which is usually encountered. Mild offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition. It is is the correct First Issue with no photographer's name to the rear cover and it bears the correct price of $2.75 to the upper front flap. Mild edge-wear with some loss at the rear cover lower edge and the upper spine end. Unusually, there is No fading of the red colouring to the spine. The wrapper looks very striking in the the removable Brodart archival cover. The 4 page review from 'The October Book-of-the-Month Club' has been tipped in (as suggested in the review) to the front blank end paper. One of the major novels by the Nobel Laureate of American literature. It was the basis for the 1943 film directed by Sam Wood, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress; however, only the Greek actress Katina Paxinou won an Oscar for her portrayal of Pilar. A collectible copy in such condition.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good+