Item #4368 THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. Ernest Hemingway.


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. A superlative copy of Hemingway's classic novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953, and generally considered the catalyst for Hemingway winning the Nobel Prize. Basis for the 1958 John Sturges film starring Specer Tracy. Grissom A.24.1.a; Hanneman A45a. Item #4368

First Printing. Octavo (21cm); light blue cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; [8],9-140,[2]pp. Contemporary owners initials in a tiny hand at upper left corner of front endpaper, else a fresh, Fine copy. In the first printing dustjacket, with flap and rear panel text printed in brown; price-clipped, with a handful of pinpoint rubs to extremities, a short, nearly invisible tear to lower front joint, and a few tiny spots to rear panel; bright, Near Fine, rich in color, and unrestored.

Price: $3,250.00

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