First edition, first printing of The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
Octavo, 140pp. Light blue cloth binding with title in silver on spine. First edition with Scribner’s “A” and publisher’s seal on copyright page. Light soiling to front cover, with marks on the blue cloth. Internally fine, free of marks or notations. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, no mention of Nobel Prize on rear panel, light sunning to spine and top edge of jacket, touch of wear to top of spine, a bright example. Housed in custom clamshell case, blue cloth, title in gilt over blue leather label. (Hanneman 24a).
This book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and is considered one of the most important novels of the 20th century.