In Our Time - Ernest Hemingway 1925 - Boni & Liveright, New York - First Edition, First Printing First edition of Hemingway’s first American publication and his second book, published October 5th in a run of only 1,335 copies.

‘No other writer here recorded stepped so suddenly into fame, or destroyed with such insouciance so many other writers or ways of writing or became such an immediate symbol of an age.’ – Cyril Connolly,
The Modern Movement.

‘On October 18, 1925, an American writer, not yet turned twenty-six, was first reviewed in
The New York Times, whose anonymous critic called his short stories "lean, pleasing, with tough resilience," "fibrous," "athletic," "fresh," "hard," and "clean," almost as if an athlete, not a book, was being reviewed.

Hemingway had that effect on reviewers and readers alike. His prose style was dramatically different, demanding equally new ways of describing it. Not more than a handful of the newspaper's readers likely knew the Hemingway name, but the review of "
In Our Time" could not have been more propitious.’ - Reynolds, New York Times.
  First edition with no further printings noted on the copyright page.

Reference: Hanneman A3a. Connolly,
Modern Movement, 49.

Octavo (book size 19.5x13.8cm), pp. [2] 214 [1 (
L’Envoi)] [7]. In publisher’s black cloth lettered in gilt to spine (faded here), multiple gilt geometric design enclosing gilt lettering, top edge trimmed and tinted yellow (faded here), others untrimmed. Cloth split along spine edge.
  Condition: A very good copy, gilt to front boards bright and clear, gilt to spine faded as commonly encountered, cloth along lower spine split, some wear to corners and spine ends, internally fine, minor soiling along top edge.   Ref: 109944   Price: HK$ 11,000