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The Old Man and the Sea by  Ernest Hemingway - Signed First Edition - 1952 - from Bookbid Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

Condition: Fine/Fine


Scribner's, 1952 A fine first edition (Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a fine dust jacket, inscribed by Hemingway on the front free endpaper. Previous owner's bookplate and small address sticker attached to front paste-down. Comes with a hand-written note of provenance from the recipient describing the background for the inscription. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.


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The Old Man and the Sea is a novella by Ernest Hemingway, written in Cuba in 1951 and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway and published in his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it centers upon Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.

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  "The Old Man and The Sea is an excellent novella for someone to read looking to get away from the troubles of life only to find that some troubles lead to the greatest reward of even though the reward is only a small amount."

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