Green Hills of Africa - Ernest Hemingway 1935 - Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York - First Edition, First State dust jacket There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave

A very good example of what is a notoriously difficult first edition to find in prime condition.

‘In the winter of 1933, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Pauline set out on a two-month safari in the big-game country of East Africa, camping out on the great Serengeti Plain at the foot of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. "
I had quite a trip," the author told his friend Philip Percival, with characteristic understatement.’ - from a later edition.
  Reference: Hanneman 13A. Grissom A.13.1.a.

First edition points: Scribner's "A" and device on the copyright page. Dust jacket with $2.75 price.

The dust jacket, priced at $2.75 is encountered least three variations to the rear panel, numbers one and two commonly referred to as the first issue or first state. This copy being first state, with the wide (64mm/2.5 inches) green band, and covering the line beginning ‘
every one – ‘ (referred to by Grissom in his bibliography as style ‘Jacket B’).

Octavo (book size 21.5x14.7cm), pp. [8] 295 [1]. In publisher’s pale green cloth, spine with gilt decorations and blocked in black with gilt lettering, front board with Hemingway signature in gilt, foredge untrimmed others trimmed. Dust jacket priced ‘$2.75’ to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Very good, gilt and black on spine bright and sharp, the usual sunning to spine and outer edges of boards, in very good dust jacket, toned at the edges and more so to spine, wear to corners and some minor loss to spine ends, closed tear to upper edge of front panel.   Ref: 109949   Price: HK$ 9,500