To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway, First Edition, First Issue, in Original Dust Jacket, 1937

Hemingway, Ernest, To Have and Have Not. New York: Charles Scriber’s Sons, 1937. First edition, first printing. Original dust jacket. Housed in a beautiful matching archival clamshell. 

This elegant first edition, first printing of Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not was published in New York by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1937. Presented in its original dust jacket, the work is protected by a clear mylar cover. The entire book is housed in a custom made archival clamshell case. This case is designed with quarter black leather and brown cloth decorated with gilt embossing, and inlaid photo of Hemingway, and his black embossed facsimile signature. 

Set in the Great Depression, Hemingway’s novel follows the dramatic story of an ordinary man who turned to crime to save himself and his loved ones. Full of adventure, crime, and drama, To Have and Have Not is a beloved novel that has made it to the ‘big screen.’ With his stylistic panache, Hemingway wrote this novel in his own unique prose, highlighting his masculine themes and charismatic heroes. 

Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy of words and dry understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.


Overall very good condition. The original dust jacket is in very good condition with only some wear on the back. Internally, the first edition pages are slightly toned from age but have no damage otherwise. The book is housed in a protective archival clamshell case with quarter leather and cloth binding.


Book: 8 ½” H x 6” W x 1 ½” D

Clamshell: 9 ½” H x 7” W x 2 ½” D

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