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. Faint sunning to cloth, some rubbing to silver title on spine. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, faint sunning to spine, light wear along top edge, no mention of Nobel Prize on rear panel, a near fine example. (Hanneman 24a). A bright and presentable copy, in a custom blue cloth clamshell case.
This book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and is considered one of the most important novels of the 20th century.