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ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Page 10


FAREWELL TO ARMS
First edition,
Published 1929

INSCRIBED BY
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
to
GUS EDWARDS
Musician, vaudeville entertainer, discoverer of
Groucho Marx, Eddie Cantor, George Jessel and other
entertainers hired for Edwards various Broadway revues,
such as the Postal Telegraph Boys and Gus Edwards' Song Revues.  Gus 
Edwards was the subject of the 1939 Hollywood film,
The Star Maker, starring Bing Crosby.

Book published by Scribners, New York

Superb association copy.  Book sold with a collection of 
original Gus Edwards sheet music, with titles such as:
By the Light of the Silvery Moon, If I Was a Millionaire, School Days,
School Mates, Old Familiar Faces, Levee Lou, Could You Be
True to Eyes of Blue If You Looked into Eyes of Brown, I Miss You
A Thousand Different Ways, plus numerous others

Gus Edwards was a personality about Broadway for several decades.  His
vaudeville singing, acting and dancing revues also toured the country
with talents such as the Marx Brothers, George Jessel, Eddie Cantor,
Walter Winchell, Ray Bolger, The Lane Sisters, Mae Murray,
Sally Rand, Duncan Sisters, Elsie Janis, Jack Pearl, and many, many
vaudeville stars, many of who made significant inroads into Hollywood.

Gus Edwards wrote hit songs with Will D. Cobb, Edward Madden,
Ed Gardenier, and other musicians.  Not only did Edwards have his
own music publishing company, but also worked with Irving Berlin,
Jerome H. Remick, and more.

BOOK CONDITION, thoroughly described:
 
Book is in near fine condition; no damage, no toning; dust jacket is in very good plus condition, with some light chipping to several corner, a 1-inch closed tear from top of dust jacket through "W" of "Farewell," stabilized on back of dust jacket with removable neutral pH, acid free museum tape; spine of jacket lightly sunned; gold labels near fine, bright and clean.  Most significant: Hemingway's inscription to Gus Edwards is brilliant, clear and clean and on front endpaper of book.

Questions: just ask.
This is an Ernest Hemingway book with a superb
association to the entertainment world of the 1920s and 1930s.

Inscribed Hemingway first edition of astounding literary
merit exhibited for potential acquisition by
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