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Ernest Hemingway Autograph on “Men Without Women” Sells for $8,160 at NateDSanders.com

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Ernest Hemingway Autograph

An Ernest Hemingway autograph is plentiful but the demand outweighs the supply, so a basic Ernest Hemingway autograph can still set you back $1,000.  Here at NateDSanders.com Auctions, we have sold much more than basic Ernest Hemingway autograph items.  Here are our best:

Ernest Hemingway Signed “Men Without Women” — Dedicated in His Hand to the Son of Renowned Actress Helen Hayes

Ernest Hemingway autograph in “Men Without Women”, Charles Scribner’s Sons: New York: 1955. Hemingway’s autograph dedication to the front free endpaper is to the son of actress Helen Hayes and reads in full: “To Jim MacArthur / With best wishes from his friend / Ernest Hemingway / Finca Vigia / San Francisco de Paula / Cuba”. Hemingway’s short story collection is bound in oatmeal cloth boards with gilt lettering and black print to spine. Measures 5.25″ x 7.5″. Cocking to spine, mild sunning to backstrip and wear to spine ends, else near fine. From the estate of Helen Hayes.  Sold for $8,159.98.

Ernest Hemingway Autograph

Ernest Hemingway Signed “Men Without Women” — Dedicated in His Hand to the Son of Renowned Actress Helen Hayes

Ernest Hemingway Autograph and Inscribed Photo at 27 Years-Old — “This picture slightly cock-eyed.”

Early and rare on a 7.25″ x 9.25″ photo of the author at 27 years-old. Photo, taken by photographer Helen Breaker, is signed and inscribed in white ink: “To Whitney Darrow, with very best wishes, Ernest Hemingway autograph”. Under his signature, Hemingway adds, “This picture slightly cock-eyed.” This well-known image was captured by Breaker in Paris in 1928, with the pose accompanying a short story in a May 1929 edition of “Scribner Magazine.” Darrow, the original recipient, was Scribner’s head of publicity and a man who had a famously adversarial relationship with the author, failing to see the literary merit of Hemingway’s works. With minor surface wear and a small chip to top right corner. Inscription is light, though clear and legible. Very good condition.   Sold for $7,866.

Ernest Hemingway Autograph

Ernest Hemingway Signed and Inscribed Photo at 27 Years-Old — “This picture slightly cock-eyed.”

Ernest Hemingway Autograph Letter Signed After His Plane Crash — “…It’s sort of comic. Turns out…I had…a small fracture. Two places…That liquid had ran out in between the ear…was the fluid off the brain…”

Ernest Hemingway autograph letter signed, dated 24 April 1954 “0800” hours on “Gritti Palace-Hotel” stationery, in Venice, Italy, where Hemingway was recovering after a plane crash. Letter is addressed to Kit Figgis in the aftermath of the famous January 1954 Ugandan safari plane crash, in which Ernest and Mary Hemingway were injured. Katherine “Kit” and Larry Figgis became friends with the Hemingways’ at that time. Letter discusses Hemingway’s health condition and reads in part: “Dear Kit…awful glad to hear from you but confused…Got tired of waiting to hear from N.Y. that books money deposited so fire these off. If they bounce we’ll send new ones. Figure them not to bounce…Write in a hurry on acct have to go to hospital…midnight routine to see a kidney and liver king. All burns OK. Doc. Perceval would probably doubt ever was burned. Not to mention that gal from Life…It’s sort of comic. Turns out what I had was a skull fracture. Two places. That liquid had ran out in between the ear and the head was the fluid off the brain. The hemorrhage was pin pointed but made a clot over the nerve which built up slow. The clot was pressing on the nerve and made the hearing and left eye tremble. Very good American head King says impossible to happen and keeps going but says never kid myself it didn’t happen. Guess that’s why used to get tired at the end of the installments. Tell Roy we must be sort of rugged kittens…Miss Mary went to Paris and London…hope I can join in a week. Have to clear this nonsense up first. Hope you are fine Miss Kitt. Best to Larry. Love to you. Love to Roy and more love to you. Papa.” Letter, measuring 6.5″ x 9.75″ on one page, has minor toning and folds throughout. Very good condition overall.  Sold for $7,151.

Ernest Hemingway Autograph

Ernest Hemingway Autograph Letter Signed After His Plane Crash — “…It’s sort of comic. Turns out…I had…a small fracture. Two places…That liquid had ran out in between the ear…was the fluid off the brain…”

Amazing Ernest Hemingway Signed Photograph of a Lion and Its Hunt While on Safari — Large Photograph Measures 11” x 9”

Spectacular image of a male lion, in profile, with one paw placed upon a zebra it has just killed. Vintage photograph is made all the more spectacular with an Ernest Hemingway autograph who is famously known for his African safaris. Sepia matte-finish photo measures 11” x 9”, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, ”To Lynn Bogue Hunt from his friend / Ernest Hemingway autograph.” Taken while on safari in Tanganyika, Hemingway here inscribes the awe-inspiring photograph to Hunt, one of the most famous sporting artists of the 20th century. Matted and framed to an overall size of 17.5” x 15.5”. Scattered light creasing, light rippling to top edge, and mild silvering to darker areas of image, otherwise fine condition. A fantastic, one-of-a-kind piece.  Sold for $6,544.

Ernest Hemingway Autograph

Amazing Ernest Hemingway Signed Photograph of a Lion and Its Hunt While on Safari — Large Photograph Measures 11” x 9”

Ernest Hemingway First Edition Signed of His Masterpiece, ”For Whom the Bell Tolls”

Ernest Hemingway autograph on a first edition copy of ”For Whom the Bell Tolls.” New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1940. Ernest Hemingway first edition, first printing indicated by Scribner’s ”A” on copyright page. Hemingway signs and inscribes on the front free endpaper, ”To Dr. Nathan Ratnoff / with sincere good wishes / Ernest Hemingway”. Considered one of the finest novels of the modern movement, Hemingway’s work mulls the impact of our lives and deaths upon each other. The ultimate answer seems to lie in the title, taken from John Donne’s ”Meditation”: ”No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” Book, lacking the dustjacket, is in very good condition with some foxing. Boards are uniformly toned with some soiling. Ernest Hemingway autograph is very bold with clear handwriting.  Sold for $5,407.

Ernest Hemingway Autograph

Ernest Hemingway Signed First Edition of His Masterpiece, ”For Whom the Bell Tolls”

Ernest Hemingway ”Farewell to Arms” Limited Edition Signed

Ernest Hemingway autograph on the  limited edition of his classic, ”A Farewell to Arms.” New York: Scribners: 1929. First edition is numbered 337 out of 510 copies signed ”Ernest Hemingway” on the limitation page. Book measures 6” x 9” in original vellum-backed boards with vellum corners and a black morocco spine label. Housed in a custom morocco-backed case. Spine has mild soiling and there are a few chips to lettering on the label. Very small tear to first two leaves at gutter. Else very good to near fine, with a bold, clear Ernest Hemingway autograph.  Sold for $4,915.

Ernest Hemingway Autograph

Ernest Hemingway ”Farewell to Arms” Limited Edition Signed

Ernest Hemingway Signed Tie — Signed While in Pamplona, Spain, the Site of ”The Sun Also Rises” — Hemingway Writes About This Time in Pamplona in ”The Dangerous Summer”

Ernest Hemingway autograph on his tie and his circle of friends in Spain during the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona in the late 1950’s. This time in Pamplona is documented in ”The Dangerous Summer,” Hemingway’s last work, co-written by his best friend and editor A.E. Hotchner. Black and white men’s necktie is signed ”Ernesto Hemingway” in black and bears other signatures in blue including that of his wife Mary, ”Love – M. Hem.” Tie is also signed by Juanito Quintana, the real man on whom Hemingway based the character Montoya in his celebrated novel ”The Sun Also Rises.” Tie measures approximately 19” from knot to tip. Near fine. With a COA from A.E. Hotchner which reads in part, ”Ernest Hemingway’s last published book, ‘The Dangerous Summer,’ contains a section about the week we spent in Pamplona, Spain…On one of those nights, we decided to dress up and have a proper dinner at Pamplona’s best restaurant. For the occasion I bought a souvenir necktie which I untied during dinner and passed around for autographs on its surface. The signatures of Ernest and Mary are discernible along with a few of the others. I have also written about that week in Pamplona in my book, ‘Papa Hemingway’ (pps 210-219). Both books contain pictures of the event.”  Sold for $4,915.

Ernest Hemingway Autograph

Ernest Hemingway First Edition Ernest Hemingway Signed Tie — Signed While in Pamplona, Spain, the Site of ”The Sun Also Rises” — Hemingway Writes About This Time in Pamplona in ”The Dangerous Summer”

Ernest Hemingway Letter Signed with Superb Content Regarding Working on ”The Old Man and the Sea” and Calling Himself ”Shy and Embarrassed When People Talk About My Books or My Life”

Ernest Hemingway autograph on a typed letter to author Silvano Suarez, dated ”12/10/55” on ”Finca Vigia San Francisco de Paula, Cuba” stationery, Hemingway’s home in Cuba, and signed in black grease pencil. Reads in part ”…my work and working for 0515 until dark on the fishing photography of The Old Man and the Sea and the four hurricanes that have passed close enough to disturb things and the death of Mrs. Hemingway’s father and many other things have prevented me from thanking you for your gift of the book you wrote with such keen critical thinking and such loving care. I am not indifferent, kid, am only over-run with work and having a rough year. I appreciate deeply your writing the book and my trouble is that I am shy and embarrassed when people talk about my books or my life…Mostly I write to my children who are widely dispersed and to my lawyer and to my publishers…Have a first edition copy of The Old Man and the Sea…Am working very hard and am on page 626 of the new book.” Single page measures 11” x 8.5”. Uniformly browned due to age, else very good.  Black Ernest Hemingway autograph. Sold for $3,049.

Ernest Hemingway Autograph

Ernest Hemingway First Edition Ernest Hemingway Letter Signed with Superb Content Regarding Working on ”The Old Man and the Sea” and Calling Himself ”Shy and Embarrassed When People Talk About My Books or My Life”

Scarce ”Green Hills of Africa” Signed and Inscribed by Ernest Hemingway to His Friend, Clara Spiegel

Very rare Ernest Hemingway’s ”Green Hills of Africa” with the Ernest Hemingway autograph ”Papa” and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: ”To Clara [Spiegel] who has seen and been in Africa / this attempt to do the same / with love Papa [underlined]”. A fellow author, Spiegel was a good friend of Hemingway’s with whom he socialized when he visited Sun Valley. Charles Scribner’s Sons: New York: 1953. In publisher’s original green cloth boards with front cover blindstamped and lettered in gilt. Also in original dustjacket, which has significant tears and a large portion of rear panel missing. Book measures 5.75” x 8.5” and is in very good condition.  Sold for $3,049.

Ernest Hemingway Autograph

Ernest Hemingway First Edition Scarce ”Green Hills of Africa” Signed and Inscribed by Ernest Hemingway to His Friend, Clara Spiegel

Ernest Hemingway Autograph on His 1936 Contract

Ernest Hemingway autograph on his contract, dated 4 January 1938. Headlined “Ernest Hemingway, Trustee”, contract in the form of a letter by Gustavus A. Pfeiffer to Hemingway delivers 23 shares of William R. Warner & Company Inc. stock. Signed at the conclusion in black ink by Hemingway and in blue ink by Pfeiffer. In very good condition, with diagonal crease through last letter of signature, binder holes to left edge, paperclip impression to top edge and a bit of scattered light toning. Accompanied by a page notarizing each signature and a letter from Pfeiffer to Hemingway about the Trust Estate.  Following the publication of his 1936 short story, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” Hemingway, a one-time ambulance driver in World War I, focused his attention on the travesties of the Spanish Civil War. Having witnessed the horrors of war firsthand, Hemingway grew concerned that inserting himself into a war zone as a reporter also meant placing himself in harm’s way, hence his creation of this trust for his son, made in connection with his wife’s uncle, Gus Pfeiffer. Single page measures 8.5″ x 11″.  Dark Ernest Hemingway autograph.  Sold for $1,334.

Ernest Hemingway autograph

Ernest Hemingway 1936 Contract Signed — Nice Hemingway Signature

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Julie Harper —

Bought Hemingway piece for my husband for his birthday. I’m interested in the typewriter.
Sincerely, JH

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