Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1964. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing, with publisher's code A-3.64 [H] to the copyright page. Publisher's quarter burnt orange cloth and gray paper-covered boards, lettered in gilt to spine and stamped in gilt with the author's facsimile signature to front board, gray endpapers, top edge stained gray; in the original pictorial dust jacket, front panel illustrated with an oil painting of Pont Neuf, Paris by Hildegard Rath, rear panel illustrated with an oil portrait of the author by Henry Strater. A fine copy in a near fine unclipped with very slight wear to the spine ends, a few small spots and very mild soiling to the rear panel, crease to the front flap. Overall, a very attractive, near fine copy. Hanneman A31a. A Moveable Feast is Hemingway's posthumously published memoir about his life in Paris between the years of 1921-1926. During this time period, young Hemingway developed his writing skills and socialized with contemporary creative minds, including James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miró, among others. In reaction to the social and emotional implications of World War I, many young writers and artists settled in Paris, which was not only the literary center of the world in the early 20th century but also attractive for its general openness to experimentation and innovation. The biographical sketches that comprise A Moveable Feast contain as much insight into the author's early years as it does into the history of "The Lost Generation." The title A Moveable Feast comes from a quote by Hemingway, as remembered by his friend and fellow author A. E. Hotchner, and is reprinted on the title page: "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." The idea of Paris' long-lasting influence on one's life is emphasized by the final chapter of A Moveable Feast: "There is Never Any End to Paris." Among the ex-patriates living in Paris in the 1920s was Henry Strater, an artist who shared Hemingway's love for bullfighting, and whose portrait of Hemingway adorns the rear panel of the dust jacket.