14 – Choices


Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), author

Charles Scribner’s Sons (est. 1846), publisher

The title eventually chosen for Hemingway’s 1933 collection of stories was “Winner Take Nothing” with Hemingway’s preferred layout for the title page, as indicated by his initialed approval on page proofs for the first edition. The salesman’s dummy shown here includes the note “Title to be determined later / jacket in preparation.” Winner Take Nothing was Hemingway’s first new book of fiction since the 1929 publication of A Farewell to Arms. This was his third collection of stories, following In Our Time (1927) and Men Without Women (1927).

All items from the Louis Henry and Marguerite Cohn Hemingway collection

  1. Stories. Salesman’s dummy. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1933
  2. Variant proofs of the title page with author’s autograph notes and initials, 1933
  3. Winner Take Nothing. First edition. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933