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” on copyright page. Publisher’s first state dust jacket in near fine condition, $3.00 on front flap, short closed tear to front cover, light rubbing to top edge of spine, no mention of Nobel Prize. Housed in custom clamshell case, blue cloth, title in gilt over blue morocco label. (Hanneman 24a). An exceptional copy.
This book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and is considered one of the most important novels of the 20th century.