|Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms, in Scribner’s Magazine, Vol. 85, No. 5-6, Vol. 86, No. 1-4. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, May- October, 1929. Octavo, original wrappers. Six issues housed in custom cloth box.
"If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”
Rare first printing, first appearance of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, preceding the first edition in book form. In order to gain advance interest in Hemingway’s latest novel, Charles Scribner’s Sons decided to publish A Farewell to Arms in its entirety over six separate issues of their magazine. The book publication was timed to coincide with the final issue of the serialized version. Minor fading to "May" wrappers; otherwise wrappers very clean with only light wear to edges and spines, July wrapper with adhesive repair to spine; in very good condition for an item that is usually found incomplete or with the fragile wrappers torn, split, or missing.