The Old Man and The Sea

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing (with Scribner's "A"), octavo size, 142 pp. Near fine / good. Item #CNMKYB02

"The Old Man and the Sea" is one of Hemingway's best-loved books - written while he was living in Cuba, and the last major work of fiction to be published in his lifetime.

The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953, and was one of the contributing factors to Hemingway being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

___DESCRIPTION: Light blue cloth boards with author's signature blind-debossed on front board, silver lettering on spine, plain endpapers, date of 1952 on the title page, both the Scribner's seal and their "A" on the copyright page, vintage bookseller's ticket on the rear pastedown ("Levinson's, The Book Store, Sacramento"); octavo size (8.25" by 5.75"), pagination: [i-ii] [1-8] 9-140. Pictorial dust jacket has the original price of $3.00, "Jacket design by A" on the front flap, lettering on both flaps in brown, author's photo on the back.

___CONDITION: A near fine copy, the binding without wear, the corners are straight with a miniscule amount of rubbing, the text block is strong with solid hinges, and the volume is entirely free of prior owner markings; the binding is mostly clean with some exceedingly light marks on the front board, likely sunning (see picture and request more if needed). The unclipped dust jacket is good only, all components present and attached, but with considerable wear on both sides of the back panel (where it meets and spine and also where is meets the back flap), overall edgewear, and sunning on the front panel and spine.

___CITATION: Hanneman A24a.

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Price: $450.00

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