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by Hemingway Ernest

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New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927. First American Edition, second printing, March 1927. A WONDERFUL SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY WITH EXCELLENT PROVENANCE. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover and with gilt geometric decorations on the upper cover. 214, (1) pp. A fine copy, beautifully preserved. FIRST EDITION, SECOND PRINTING, SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY OF HEMINGWAY'S FIRST BOOK OF STORIES OTHER THAN THE WORK WHICH INCLUDED TEN POEMS. This was the author's first book published in the U.S., only his second published book and the first that was published for the general trade audience. Fewer than 1400 copies of the first issue of the book were published, and even less of this second issue which is considered to be more rare than the first. It was influenced, as was THREE STORIES AND TEN POEMS (1923) by Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein, while spokespersons for the "Lost Generation.
There is excellent provenance associated with this copy which was inscribed and presented to Major General Milton Foreman who was a hero in the Spanish-American War, the Mexican Border Service Campaign and World War I. It is pprobable that Hemingway met him during the First World War.
'In the Spanish-American War, he enlisted in the Army as a private in Troop C, First Calvary, on December 5, 1895. He worked his way up the ranks until he was a captain. In the Mexican Border Service, he was a colonel commanding the First Calvary Division of the Illinois National Guard
Colonel Milton J. Foreman, of the Illinois National Guard, received the Distinguished Service Cross for bravery in World War I while serving in France. When his unit came under heavy artillery and machine gun fire, he crept through the German gunfire, laying out telephone wire so that he could tell his artillery where the enemy had its gun positions. Foreman found the enemy gun positions and directed his artillery to lay down a barrage of shells to destroy them.
General Foreman was awarded for bravery the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star Citations, French Legion of Honor and the Belgian Order of the Crown. During World War II, Foreman was honored when a merchant liberty ship was named the S.S. Foreman.
When World War I ended, he was discharged and appointed a colonel in the Illinois National Guard. He was promoted to brigadier general on June 23, 1920 and major general on March 19, 1921. Upon Foreman’s retirement, in 1931, he was promoted to Lieutenant General.
General Foreman was one of the organizers of the American Legion and he was elected chairman of its executive committee at the Paris Caucus, at which he represented Illinois. During the Legion's third national convention in 1921, he was designated as a past national commander by resolution.
Foreman was born on January 26, 1863, in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated here and eventually became an attorney, being admitted to the bar in 1899. He served as a member of the Chicago City Council from 1899 to 1911.
He was very active in politics and civic affairs. Foreman had the confidence of presidents, cabinet members, senators, governors and mayors. He was a bachelor and a collector of rare books. He died on October 18, 1935' see Seymour "Sy" Brody


In Our Time is the first published collection of Hemingway's short fiction.  The book collects several of the author's short stories about American life in the early 1920's, just after WWI. A few of these stories focus on the character Nick Adams. First published in Paris in 1924 by Three Mountains Press under the title in our time - in all lower case - the first state of this work was a set of 18 vignettes and numbered 32 pages in total.  Only 300 copies were printed, but due to a printing mistake, only 170 copies were released for sale. Each copy is numbered and bears the statement of limitation that reads "of 170 copies printed rives hand-made paper this is number�".  The first American publication was in 1925 by Boni & Liveright.  Although this is recognized as the next edition of the same work, it bears substantial differences.  Twelve short stories have been added.  Sixteen of the eighteen vignettes have been used as short pieces interspersed between the short stories.  Two of the original vignettes have been rewritten as the short stories "The Revolutionist" and "A Very Short Story" and the work numbers 136 pages. Hemingway regretted the lowercased title and published this version as In Our Time .


On Jan 22 2012, Jantoshak said:
"In Our Time" serves as the perfect introduction to Hemingway, and appropriately so as it was his first release entirely comprised of short stories. It's a quick read (150-200 pages) but nonetheless very powerful.

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