Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First Edition. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing, one of 5,350 copies. Publisher's bright red cloth, author's facsimile signature centrally stamped to front board in black, spine stamped in black and gilt; in the original red, gold, and white printed jacket. A near fine copy with some light rubbing to spine and offsetting to endpapers; in a very good dust jacket, lightly soiled and with wear to extremities, spine panel toned and with some abrasions affecting text, shallow chipping to spine ends and corners, small tape repair to verso. Overall, a handsome copy. Hanneman A16a. An anthology of Hemingway's short works, The Fifth Column is named for the author's only full-length play. First printed for this anthology and set during the Spanish Civil War, The Fifth Column tells the story of an American born secret agent for the Second Spanish Republic. In addition to the play, the anthology contains 49 short stories, including a new version of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," which was printed earlier in Esquire and The Best Short Stories of 1937 and revised for this book. Other stories in the anthology include "Hills Like White Elephants," "Now I Lay Me," and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place."