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Groundbreaking author ERNEST HEMINGWAY his personal copy of "Watcher in the Shadows" owned and annotated by Hemingway. Hemingway has inscribed the book on the dust jacket writing "bjo - Bath Robe Missing" Signed "EH" underneath. Below that, he writes "Wed. Cable Mary - Buy Medicines - collect Pollo." Hemingway continues on the front flap of the dust jacket: "to Ronda - gas 346 pesetas". A incredibly rare book that was actually in the library of Ernest Hemingway. 


CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC BY JAMES SPENCE (JSA) Authentication Services EXPERT EXAMINATION. Sale includes original JSA Letter of Authenticity.  UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED GENUINE - simply one of the finest ERNEST HEMINGWAY items available on the market. A high quality investment piece. 


This book came directly from the library of Ernest Hemingway and is noted as having been part of his library by a composite record compiled by James D. Brasch & Joseph Sigman. In this record the book is listed as #3181 having been in the possession of Mary Hemingway ("MH"). "Watcher in the Shadows" was published in 1960, Hemingway almost certainly took this book with him on his last trip to Spain in 1960 as denoted by the Spanish currency reference "Pesetas" and "Ronda" a city in Spain. There is a clear reference to Hemingway's failing health that eventually brought him to suicide "Cable Mary - Buy Medicines". This book was likely brought back by Hemingway to his house in Ketchum, Idaho where he eventually took his life. There it would have fallen into the personal library of Mary Hemingway. The vast majority of Hemingway's book collection is held by various museums, to date this is the only book we have seen offered from Hemingway's personal collection. 


With two dust jackets. Slight bumps to spine ends, an excellent copy in the jacket with slight nicks to extremities. Clean pages throughout. 


UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED GENUINE to pass any other reputable third-party authentication service (PSA/DNA, Beckett) -- or your money back!


Authentic Hemingway signatures are relatively scarce, and seldom come to market. Don't miss your chance to add this historic signature to your collection.


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Own a remarkable, original piece of history! The perfect gift for the aspiring author, autograph enthusiast, or literature buff. A must have addition to any collection or library.


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ERNEST HEMINGWAY * JSA LOA * Owned Signed & Annotated Book from his Library *

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