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Inscribed copy of Ernest Hemingway’s first book tops Heritage Auctions’ February rare books event

BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- One of just 300 first edition copies printed of Ernest Hemingway’s first book – Three Stories & Ten Poems. [Paris]: Contact Publishing Co., 1923 – is expected to bring $75,000+ when it comes across the auction block on Thursday, Feb. 8, as the lead lot in Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books Signature┬« Auction, taking place at the company’s Beverly Hills showroom, 9478 West Olympic Boulevard. “Any Hemingway first edition is a highly sought-after thing,” said James Gannon, Director of Rare Books auctions at Heritage, “let alone the very first book he ever published. Making it even more interesting is the warm inscription from Hemingway to two of the editors of The Little Review, the important ‘little magazine’ that published works by avant garde writers of the time such as James Joyce and T. S. Eliot and who published Hemingway’s first mature prose work the very same yea