Across the River and into the Trees
This belonged to American artist Thalia Westcott Malcolm
First US edition, first printing (with the A on the copyright page). Hardback in dustwrapper. 21.5 × 14.5cm, 308pp.
This copy belonged to Thalia Westcott Malcolm, the American modern impressionist painter, and has a non-authorial inscription to her to the ffep, dated 1950 from Malbousquet, her home in France.
The story of Richard Cantwell, a war-ravaged American colonel stationed in Italy at the close of the Second World War, and his love for a young Italian countess. A poignant, bittersweet homage to love that overpowers reason, to the resilience of the human spirit, and to the world weary beauty and majesty of Venice, Across the River and into the Trees stands as Hemingway's statement of defiance in response to the great dehumanizing atrocities of the Second World War.
The book is in good condition with some tanning to the page edges. The dustwrapper is heavily chipped to the edges and spine ends but is now within a protective sleeve.Sold