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#516 - Ernest Hemingway

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Inscribed to a fellow writer-turned-sparring partner

Signed book: Green Hills of Africa. Later printing. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. Hardcover with dust jacket ($2.75 price), 6 x 8.5, 295 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in fountain pen, “For Rita and Harry, with much affection and wishing them all good fortune, Ernest Hemingway, Key West, 1936.” Autographic condition: very good, with scattered moderate foxing. Book condition: VG-/VG-, with boards and spine toned at edges, cracked front hinge, some scattered foxing, pages slightly browned, and wear and chipping to dust jacket with some losses at top and spine.

The recipient, Harry Sylvester, was a short story writer and novelist whose work appeared in popular magazines such as Collier's and Esquire. Sylvester met Hemingway in Key West in 1936 while on his honeymoon with his bride Rita Ryall Davis and the two quickly developed a close friendship, part of which revolved around their mutual love for boxing; in fact, Sylvester became one of Hemingway’s sparring partners. An excellent association piece with both literary and personal connections to the great American writer. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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