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Item 500 - Ernest Hemingway Catalog 537 (Oct 2018)

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Sold Price: $7,411.25 (includes buyer's premium)


Extraordinary booklet entitled "Hemingway's First Picture Story," reprinted from Look Magazine, January 26, 1954, 16 pages, 10.5 x 13.25, signed and inscribed on the front cover in fountain pen, "For Mr. and Mrs. Ken Browne, with all best wishes always, Ernest Hemingway." The booklet has additionally been signed throughout by Hemingway and his wife Mary: on a rare full-page color image of Ernest posing with a slain cheetah, he signs, "Best luck, E. Hemingway"; on a page with an image of Kilimanjaro, he signs, "OK, EH," and on the adjacent page he signs again, "Good luck from [Mary, signed by his wife] and Papa," with an additional note by Mary, "Breakfast was sandwiches of Grant gazelle, 3 Thermoses of coffee, and 'biscuits'—M"; on a page showing Masai warriors, Mary writes, "Some of them are really beautiful—they were interested in my scarf with yellow birds on it—but said firmly 'Not for us!,' M, Temp. 106 in sun"; on a rare color full-page portrait of Ernest with a Masai warrior, he signs, "very strong, fast and rich boy, too rich to fight, EH"; on a page entitled 'Death of a Rhino,' Ernest writes, "No comment, EH"; and on a page showing Mary with a newborn Grant Gazelle, she writes, "He had a charming and well-defined character—and I miss him—M—Mary Hemingway." In very good condition, with collector's annotations to front cover, overall creasing, light staining to the front cover, and some surface loss to Hemingway's cover image.

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