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 scuff mark to cloth on spine, otherwise fine. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, light wear at tips of spine, small nick with archival repair, a near fine example with no mention of the Nobel Prize on rear panel. (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.