First edition, first printing of Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway, a fine example.
Octavo, 140pp. Light blue cloth binding with title in silver on spine. First edition with Scribner’s “A” on copyright page. Slight lean to text block, otherwise fine. Publisher’s first state dust jacket in fine condition, $3.00 on front flap, bright colors, 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.