This copy of Hemingway's first book claims singularity by its provenance: it was this volume that Hemingway sent to Edmund Wilson in November 1923, asking for a review in The Dial. The book had appeared in Paris, where Hemingway was already well known in expatriate circles but had made little noise in the United States. Wilson read it immediately and responded warmly with a review that helped to make the young writer's reputation.
Edition of 300 copies.
"Published by Robert McAlmon at the Contact Publishing Co., Paris ..."--Cf. Hanneman.
Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: To Edmund Wilson from Ernest Hemingway. Toronto, 1923.
Bookseller's note: **to Wilson 1/300 wr.