First edition, first printing of Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Octavo, 140pp. Light blue cloth binding with silver gilt title on spine. First edition with Scribner’s “A” on copyright page. Publishers first state dust jacket in near fine condition, $3.00 on front flap, bright colors with only slight rubbing to extremities, no mention of Nobel Prize. Housed in custom clamshell case, blue cloth, title in gilt over blue morocco label. (Hanneman 24a). An exceptional copy.
Comments: This book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and is considered one of the most important novels of the 20th century.