THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1990. Limited Edition. An attractive fine press edition (and tenth American edition overall) of Hemingway's classic novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953, and generally considered the catalyst for his winning the Nobel Prize. Basis for the 1958 John Sturges film starring Spencer Tracy. Grissom A.24.23.a. Item #6594
One of 600 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the photographer, this being copy no.418. Oblong folio (28.5cm); beige linen boards, quarter bound in dark blue straight-grain morocco, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; publisher's black cloth clamshell case, lined internally with deep blue felt, with gilt-stamped leather label inset on spine; [xviii],81,pp, with five photogravures by Alfred Eisenstaedt, each protected by detached tissue leaves. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, showing some trivial external wear. With the publisher's letterpress printed synopsis laid in.