HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories. London: Jonathan Cape, 1939.
8vo., original cream cloth, lettered in black to upper cover and spine; in the original printed dust jacket; pp. 590, [ii]; a good to very good copy; the extremities and spine dulled; with some rubbing to edges; previous ownership name in ink to ffep; internally clean and bright; the clipped jacket very good, aside from some minimal rubbing and creasing to head and foot and one small hole to spine, caused by the removal of a price sticker (residue still visible).
First UK Edition, containing Hemingway's only full-length play, The Fifth Column, and another 49 short stories. Also includes The Snows of Kilimanjaro, In Another Country, and Fathers and Sons.
Hemingway wrote the play whilst in Madrid covering the Spanish civil war for the North American Newspaper Alliance.