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. Light soiling to cloth, affecting all covers. Fold to first five pages of text. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, light sunning to top quarter edge, faint soiling to covers, no mention of Nobel Prize on rear panel, a very good example. (Hanneman 24a). A bright and presentable 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.