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. Touch of rubbing to silver print on spine, lightly bumped lower corner, a near fine example. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, light wear at tips of spine, a near fine example with no mention of the Nobel Prize on rear panel. (Hanneman 24a).
A bright 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.