First edition, first printing of Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway, in a first issue dust jacket.
Octavo, [xii], 232pp. Smooth black cloth, title on gold paper labels. The first printing, with Scribner’s seal on copyright page, proper weight of 15.5 oz and the perfect “3” type. Top edge dyed yellow, illustrated yellow endpapers, uncut outer edge. Point of rubbing to lower tip of front board, no other issues of note. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $2.00 retail price, “thirteen” stories error on front flap, lacking blurbs on front panel, minute wear to rear hinge, lacking any appreciable wear to covers, exceptionally bright, a fine example. (Hanneman A7a). Housed in custom blue leather clamshell, title in silver on spine.
The first printing of Men Without Women consisted of 7,650 copies, but quickly sold through this allotment and required a second printing in 1927. The only difference between the first and second printing was the weight of the paper stock, resulting in a slightly heavier first printing. The second issue dust jacket contained blurbs from reviewers on the front cover.