- New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2011.
- 8.5 x 11 inches
- hardcover, dust jacket, with DVD
- 644 pages, plus 112 on DVD
- ISBN: 9781584562788
Price: $225.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 102275
Edgar Grissom's Ernest Hemingway: A Descriptive Bibliography can succinctly be described as the culmination of all previous endeavors in Hemingway bibliography. Grissom corrects the work of previous bibliographers, adding numerous editions and printings to the periods they covered and addressing the years 1975-2009, which had previously been left untouched. This is the only bibliography of Hemingway to classify edition, printing, issue, and state, and provide a classical bibliographical description. It is the only text that provides and describes every printing of every edition, as well as a comprehensive list of the parent editions of the primary works. Additionally, the text supplies the locations of those copies described. Grissom questions and corrects established Hemingway misconceptions, with references to support all of his claims. All continental editions are recognized: Albatross Continental Library, Continental Book Company, Zephyr Books, and Tauchnitz volumes, and Grissom treats with equal bibliographical importance the foreign, American, and English printings, providing full bibliographical descriptions of each.
The book includes a number of useful appendices: Grissom has created sections with reviews and epigraphs containing material by Hemingway, interviews with Hemingway, as well as lists of plays, television productions, and films adapted from Hemingway's works. An informative introduction describes key terms and abbreviations used throughout.
The bibliography is generously illustrated with title pages and copyright pages throughout the text. Accompanying the printed volume is a DVD-ROM with more than 2,000 color illustrations, including more than 50 images of Hemingway's signature from 1908 to 1960. These include dust jackets, covers, and spines, allowing for accurate comparison and identification of nearly all of Hemingway's work. The DVD-ROM also includes more than 112 pages of additional text. Ernest Hemingway: A Descriptive Bibliography is sure to be the definitive resource for Hemingway collectors, scholars, and libraries for many years to come.
Dr. C. Edgar Grissom is a retired physician living with his wife and their five rescued cats on a lake in the piney woods of southern Mississippi. Maintaining a lifelong interest in Ernest Hemingway, Dr. Grissom has collected for over forty years and has devoted the last twelve years to researching and writing this bibliography. His primary interest remains the bibliographical scholarship of materials pertinent to the development of standard editions. He is presently engaged in collating editions of Hemingway's primary works from the period 1923-1952.