224. Hemingway (Ernest) Introduction to Kiki of Montparnasse, first edition, original printed wrappers, a mint copy, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, New York, Edward W.Titus and the Sign of the Black Manikin, 1929.
Kiki (née Alice Ernestine Prin, 1901-1953) became a model and muse for many of the writers and artists living in Paris in the 1920s. Upon publication her autobiography was immediately banned in the United States.
est. £3000 – £4000
Printed in an edition of 25 copies to secure an American copyright. This pamphlet is one of the scarcest of Hemingway items.