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. Some wear to title on spine, toning to upper edge of blue cloth. Publishers first state dust jacket in very good condition, $3.00 on front flap, bright covers, some toning to spine, light wear along top edge, no mention of Nobel Prize. (Hanneman 24a). An attractive copy.
Comments: This book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and is considered one of the most important novels of the 20th century.