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The Old Man and The Sea

By Hemingway, Ernest




This novella, only 140 pages, was first printed in it's entirety in Life Magazine Sept 1st 1952, inspiring a buying frenzy selling over 5 million copies of the magazine in just 2 days.

The story about an aging Cuban fisherman wrangling a large marlin in the gulf stream was written in 1951 in Cuba and published in 1952. In 1953 it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and led to Hemingway's nomination for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

Man's struggle against nature is the resounding theme throughout the book as Hemingway portrays Santiago's travails as an experienced fisherman facing a dry-spell of 85 days before finally wrangling a prized marlin. Hemingway also highlights the indomitable spirit of man while illustrating his ideal of manliness and character in the strong and determined fisherman facing danger and discomfort without complaint and with resolution, both in the days it takes Santiago to kill the marlin, and as he fights off the sharks that end up destroying his prized catch before he reaches the coast. Some say that Hemingway's tale is a reflection of his own determination to prove his writing career was not over, and the portrayal of the sharks may echo the critics who had been claiming for the ten years that his writing career, after the successful release of For Whom the Bell Tolls in 1940, was over.

The book is dedicated "To Charlie Scribner And To Max Perkins," friends of Hemingway's that had passed away before the book came out. Max Perkins, who also edited F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, died in 1947 and Scribner, who was president of the publisher Charles Scribner's Sons, died in 1952.

The last work published by Hemingway during his lifetime, signed first editions can sell upwards of $15,000 - $17,000.

First edition identification and notes

First edition print run was 50,000 copies by Charles Scribner's Sons; New York. First edition points include the Scribner "A" and colophon on the copyright page, the publisher's pale blue cloth with Hemingway's autograph stamped in blind on the upper cover & the spine lettered in silver. There should be no mention of the Pulitzer or Nobel Prize, or an ISBN number. On the inside flap of the blue-tinted dust jacket the original price of $3.00 should be listed. There are two variations of the first edition dust jacket. One has a blue tinted photo of Hemingway, and the other has an olive tinted photo; one is not thought to be better or more valuable than the other.

Other collectible or notable editions

Published around the same time as the true first edition, the Book of the Month Club editions can confuse collectors as the copyright page for each edition states “1952”. Likewise, the Book of the Month club edition also includes the “A” under the copyright information; however, the Scribner seal is not present and there is information about the printer on the bottom of the copyright page that isn’t included with the first edition. Other Book of the Month Club edition signs are an absent $3.00 price sticker on the front flap of the dust jacket, and a “Book of the Month” stamped on the top back of the dust flap. Still noteworthy collectible for collectors on a tighter budget, they typically sell for a couple hundred dollars.


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The Old Man and the Sea.

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original light blue cloth. Inscribed by Ernest Hemingway on the front free endpaper. Near fine with some offsetting to the front endpaper in a near fine first issue dust jacket with some wear to the spine extremities. Rare signed and inscribed. Upon its publication in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. The novel reinvigorated Hemingway's literary reputation. It initiated a reexamination of his entire body of work. The novel was received with such alacrity, that it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. Indeed, the publisher even wrote on an early dust jacket, calling the novel a "new classic," and it was compared by many critics to such revered works as William Faulkner's "The Bear" and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

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$22,000.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

First Edition authentically SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Ernest Hemingway on the front endpaper. The ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or pieces missing with minor wear to the edges. 1954 reissue with reference to Nobel Prize. The book is bound in the publisher's blue cloth. The pages are clean.

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$17,000.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

London: Jonathan Cape Thirty Bedford Square, 1958. Reprint. 127 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pale blue cloth. Fine in fine pictorial dust jacket. Reprint. 127 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed on flyleaf: "To Solange Doernie/ With all best wishes/ Ernest Hemingway"

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$6,000.00

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA [Inscribed]

Hemingway, Ernest

London: Jonathan Cape, 1952. First UK Edition, Third Impression. Hardcover. Octavo; VG-/No jacket; Blue cloth boards and spine with red lettering; 127 pp; INSCRIBED by Hemingway on the ffep: "To Lew and [...] Parsons with sincere good wishes from their friend, Ernest Hemingway. Havana Cuba 1953" Book has some wear along the edges; bumping to corners and spine edges; Pages are age toned; Two newspaper photos of Hemingway have been tipped in on the half-title page, and Paris Review article is tipped in on the rear end paper; Lew and Marion Parson's bookplate on the front paste down as well as a small sticker from La Casa Belga bookstore in Habana, Cuba. Shelved in case 2. Dupont.

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$5,000.00

The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A beautiful first printing with Scribner's "A" and seal on the copyright page. The silver gilt spine lettering is very slightly rubbed and there is a tiny faint stain to top front board corner else as new. The jacket with $3.00 price in mylar is vibrant and as new, with the blue tint on back panel. This wonderful copy is housed in a custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$4,249.99

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OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Hemingway Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition first issue with the Scribner’s seal and the “A” on the copyright page. 8vo, publisher’s original pale blue cloth in the first issue illustrated dust-jacket with portrait of Hemingway on the back panel tinted in blue. 140 pp. A fine, clean, tight, handsome and well preserved copy. A very clean and crisp copy with fine dustjacket showing only a miniscule paper chip, unobtrusive and nearly imperceptible at the spine panel. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF WHAT IS ARGUABLY, THE AUTHOR’S MOST GREATEST WORK. Hemingway’s Nobel Prize winning novel and one of the most perfect works penned in the 20th century. Eric Linklater for the Broadsheet states, “Hemingway has written nothing so beautiful as this brief tale, and nowhere, I think has his vision of heroic scars of live been so surely realized... It is a little book in space but read it three times and it grows in the mind like an old story of one’s childhood: so certain it is, so satisfying are its pains and valiancy.”

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$4,125.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. {ref: Hanneman A24a}. Book Condition: Near Fine, name stamped several times at the endpaper. Tape remnants at the endpaper, soft rubbing at the spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, shelf wear at the spine, short tear. Name stamped at the front flap, tape at the flap edges. In a new mylar cover.

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$2,850.00

The Old Man and the Sea [First Printing]

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First printing in first state jacket. Scribner's "A" and seal at copyright page. Includes signature cut enclosed in clear case: "E. Hemingway, San Francesco de Paula, Cuba". Authentication performed by PSA/DNA with certification #65109938. Hemingway lived at Finca Vigia, or "Lookout Farm," near Havana from 1939 to 1960. Interestingly, the clipping was received by the Reverend Erwin Gerken who had set upon the objective to receive every individual's signature who appeared on the cover of Time magazine at the time. Includes print copy - stating as much - of found image of letter to Allen Dulles; of note for purposes of signature provenance. Sea blue full cloth boards, Hemingway's signature blind-stamped at front board, crisp silver spine titles, slight shelf wear. Pages fine; front blank endpaper removed. Bind fine, hinges intact. Dust wrapper slight wear; clipped, protected in new clear sleeve. Hemingway photo at back panel; "Jacket design by 'A'" at front flap. Sharp true first edition in same wrapper. The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, "The Old Man and the Sea" has proved itself to be an enduring work of American fiction. Celebrated in twentieth century fiction and in Hemingway's canon, reaffirming his worldwide literary prominence and significant in his selection for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. The story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss, and transforms them into a magnificent classic. Printed in the United States of America. 140 pages. Insured post.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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$2,695.00

The Old Man and the Sea.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1952.. First edition.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket.. A few faint tiny white spots to cloth on rear panel; else a very near fine copy in a bright, sharp, unworn dust jacket. . 8vo,.

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$2,500.00

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Ernest Hemingway

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. First Edition, First Issue "A"; Charles Scribner's Sons; Dust Jacket; 140 Pages. A stunning copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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$2,400.00

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The Old Man and the Sea.

HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

New York: Charles Scribner's,, 1952. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

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$2,421.48

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The old man and the sea

HEMINGWAY, Ernest (Oak Park, 1899 - Ketchum, 1961)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, , 1952. Rilegato tela, sovracoperta (cloth, dust jacket). Molto Buono (Very Good). . 8vo. pp. 140. Molto Buono (Very Good). Prima edizione (First Edition, First Printing ''A'').

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$2,126.61

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners' Sons, NY , 1952. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. The Old Man and the Sea' is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. [Pub. Info] Small tear in the dust jacket. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST EDITION.

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$2,100.00

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The Old Man and the Sea - First Issue Book and Dust Wrapper and with the rare wrap-around band

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribners, 1952. A first edition, first printing published by Scribners in 1952. A very good+ book with with all points (Scribner 'A' and seal to copyright page) in a near fine dust wrapper (a touch of shelfwear to the head of the spine) with the author's photo to the rear and $3.00 price intact. With the rare wrap-around band (1954), stating 'Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 1954'. Complete book with the rare ephemeral band.

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$2,075.55

The Old Man And The Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribners Sons. Blue cloth, spine lettered in silver. The boards, spine, and gilt/lettering show minor darkening to the edges and fully to the spine. There is noticeable loss to the gilt on the spine as well. The endpages are clean and free of writing. The pages are clean, having no markings or folds. The dustjacket is bright, with mild wear to the edges and extremities. Small chip at upper rear edge. Price clipped. First issue jacket with picture of Hemingway on the rear panel printed in blue ink. This was changed to olive green, and the mention of Hemingway winning the nobel prize was added later. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the book that finally won the Nobel Prize for Hemingway. Hanneman A.24.A. This copy was obtained from a nationally known auction house. . Fine. 1952. First Edition.

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$2,050.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. ("A" and the Scribner's seal present on the copyright page.) 140 p. Blue cloth with silver lettering. Very Good in a Near Fine dust jacket. Previous owner details in ink on fep. Cloth shows mottling and light soiling, spine lettering well-rubbed. Jacket has a tiny chip on back panel near the head, wear at head and tail, toning to edges of flaps and a bit of staining to rear flap, price intact ($3.00). A lovely example of the jacket with no sunning and little wear.

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$2,000.00

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Hemingway, Ernest

NY: Scribner's, 1952. First edition, first prnt. Scribner's "A" on copyright/colophon page, light blue cloth-covered boards with silver gilt spine lettering; dustjacket with "$3.00" price prrinted on front flap and no mention of Nobel Prize. "Jacket design by A" printed on lower front flap and Lee Samuel's name printed on lower right corner of rear panel photograph of Hemingway. Faint beginning foxing on the upper board edges and on text top edge, minor over-extension between half-title page and previous page listing books by Hemingway; dustjacket with tiniest nickon the front panel top edge, shallow short crease on front flap and short closed tear at upper flap fold (neither immediately apparent), and beginning extremity toning, mostly on the interior. Altogether, a bright, lovely well-preserved copy. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with an archival cover.. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photoss.

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$1,975.00

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

HEMINGWAY, Ernest (Alfred EISENSTAEDT)

[New York]: Limited Editions Club, (1990). First Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine suede-lined linen clamshell box with leather label with some sunning and light soiling. Alfred Eisenstaedt. Oblong folio (14-1/2" x 11") bound in blue goatskin leather and linen boards. Illustrated with five photogravures by Alfred Eisenstaedt printed from the original negatives created by Eisenstaedt in 1952 for the Life Magazine appearance of the novel. Copy #447 of 600 numbered copies SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. Monthly letter laid in.

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$1,875.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribner's, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Small chips head and heel of spine, toning to front paste down and first free end page.

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$1,750.00

The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribner's, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Small chips head and heel of spine, toning to front paste down and first free end page.

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$1,750.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribners, 1952. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A First Edition, First Printing. First edition, first printing with the Scribner's "A" and seal on the copyright page. Near fine in a price clipped near fine dust jacket. Spine of volume slightly sunned, light erasure marks at top of front end paper, else near fine. First issue jacket with the photograph of Hemingway on the rear panel printed in blue ink. Jacket spine just a tad toned, extremely light wear to the extremities. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the book which earned the Nobel Prize for Hemingway. This is a very nice copy, with the colors on the jacket still bright, fresh and vibrant. .

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$1,750.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribners, 1952. First Edition (first printing). The last work of fiction published in his lifetime by the Nobel Prize winning author of THE SUN ALSO RISES and A FAREWELL TO ARMS, the story of an aging and unlucky fisherman as he tries to bring in a giant marlin. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for the film. Near Fine/Near Fine. A neat previous owner's name to the front free end paper, a small snag on the front dust jacket panel and very slight rubbing at the head and foot of the jacket spine -- makes a bright, clean appearance. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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$1,750.00

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

N.Y: Charles Scribners Sons. Very Good/Good. 1952. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 1952 edition. Dustjacket has light blue/grey tint photo of Hemingway on back. Price clipped on inside. Jacket design by "A" Inside of jacket has the words printed Pulitzer Prize 1953 and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 1954. The jacket is bright with one small white rub near the spine. Mild, normal shelf wear to edges. Gift inscription to former owner reads " Best wishes for many Happy Birthdays: Love, Ruth, Arnold & Steve. Blue boards with silver lettering on spine. Text is clean and bright. .

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$1,695.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. {ref: Hanneman A24a}. Book Condition: Near Fine-, light spots, name at the endpaper. Age toning at the rear endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, tear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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$1,660.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. {ref: Hanneman A24a}. Book Condition: Near Fine, tight spine, light shelf wear, name at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, short tears, shelf wear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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$1,520.00

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA.

Hemingway, Ernest.

Charles Scribner's Sons:, 1952. 140 pages, first edition stated as the letter "A", on the backside of the title page. "In The Old Man And The Sea a new classic emerges, a great book that is like no other. Shorter than the accepted novel, longer than what has come to be called the long story, this book cannot be classified, for it writes its own law in literature." FINE- HARDCOVER, silver lettering on the spine edge is rubbed slightly, FINE- DUST JACKET, slight wear at the spine edge and corners of book. D. J. price ($3.00) has not been clipped. Scans are available upon request.. First Edition, "A" Stated. Hard Cover. Fine-/Fine-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$1,500.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Limited Editions Club. Limited Edition. Fine. LIMITED EDITION, ONE OF 600 COPIES SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER ALFRED EISENSTAEDT. Introduction by Charles Scribner. Illustrated with five photogravures by Alfred Eisenstaedt printed from the original negatives created by Eisenstaedt in 1952 for the Life Magazine appearance of the novel. "Over a career that lasted more than 50 years, Mr. Eisenstaedt became famous as the quintessential Life photographer, producing more than 2,500 picture stories and 90 covers for the magazine" (New York Times obituary, August 25, 1995). New York: Limited Editions Club, 1990. Oblong folio, blue goatskin & linen; original black suede-lined clamshell slipcase. A FINE COPY.

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$1,500.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners' Sons, NY , 1952. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. "'The Old Man and the Sea' is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream." [Pub. Info] Slight chipping on the dust jacket. There is a protective mylar cover. Reissue of the 1ST US EDITION.

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$1,500.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

NY: Scribner. 1952. The last of Hemingway's books published in his lifetime, a novella that won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and earned him, two years later, the Nobel Prize for literature. A short novel that has been characterized as a fable, it deals with a Cuban fisherman's struggles to land a giant marlin that he has hooked, and reflects Hemingway's concern for life as a struggle of man against nature, including his own nature. Owner name and offsetting to front endpages; otherwise near fine in a near fine, mildly sunned dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends, tape shadows to verso, offsetting to the front flap and a few pencil marks to the rear flap. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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$1,450.00

The Old Man and the Sea

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952., 1952. First edition (with seal and "A"). 8vo. Original blue cloth stamped in silver and blind (a few small spots). Dust jacket (unclipped; rear portrait in blue variant tint, first state; short tear to front panel; front free endpaper with four tape stains). Very good. No signatures or bookplates. Hanneman A24a.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$1,450.00

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. 140 pages in excellent condition; outer edges and endpapers slightly yellowed. Blue hardcovers, silver titles on spine. Top corners very lightly bumped. Blue and brown DJ with illustration on front cover and photograph of Hemingway on back cover. Spine and edges a little yellowed. Light scuffing on corners, head/tail of spine. Small chip at tail of spine. DJ is sharp in colour, not price-clipped ($3.00). VG+/VG. 1st Edition. Hardcover. VG+/VG.

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$1,437.50

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The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. {ref: Hanneman A24a}. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, spots, stain at the rear endpaper. Age toning, name at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, biopredation. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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$1,425.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. {ref: Hanneman A24a}. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, spots on the boards. Ring at the rear board. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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$1,425.00

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The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. {ref: Hanneman A24a}. Book Condition: Very Good+, light spots, age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, chipping at the spine, shelf wear.

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$1,425.00

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The Old Man and the Sea - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A Very Good+ first Edition/First Printing showing some minimal rubbing to corner and some staining to ffeps. Small water stain to bottom of page block, pages clean inside. Very Good+ dust-jacket showing overall wear and some rubbing to spine and corners, as well as tape repair to two small closed tears inside. Book is housed in a blue slipcase. An exceptional collectible in beautiful condition; Hemingway's hugely successful story of the old fisherman landing the biggest fish in his life. Basis for the motion picture starring Spencer Tracy. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize. All first issue/first state points present, e. G. , Scribner "A" and colophon present on copyright page, no mention of Pulitzer/Nobel Prize; blue tinted dust jacket, original price of $3.00 on inside flap of jacket .

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$1,400.00

The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Limited Editions Club. Fine copy in clamshell box. 1990. 1st. 1/4 leather. Oblong folio, 82 pp., Limited to 600 numbered copies, signed by the photographer, Alfred Eisenstadt, Bound in 1/4 dark blue goatskin & linen-covered boards with a black, suede-lined clamshell box with inlaid leather spine label. The five photogravure plates were printed on Arches paper. .

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$1,250.00

The Old Man and the Sea

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribners, 1952. First Edition. Slight aging at spine, a few marks to the rear panel very good in a very good plus neatly price-clipped dust jacket with a tiny bit of rubbing. Bright jacket and attractive.

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$1,250.00

The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Limited Editions Club. 1st Edition. Very Good. 1990. Signed by Illustrator(s) Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Oblong folio boxed. Limited to 600 copies with five photogravures from the 1952 Life Magazine assignment to illustrate the original magazine appearance. Quarter leather binding with clamshell box and signed by the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Very good condition . .

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$1,250.00

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribner's Sons, 1952. Blue cloth. Spine a shade sunned through jacket, but very good or better in lightly nicked but fresh and bright price-clipped dust jacket. First edition in book form, Grissom's binding A and dust jacket A. The Pulitzer award winner for its year, and the sourcework for the several film and television adaptations, the first in 1958. GRISSOM A.24.1.a. HANNEMAN A24a.

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. NF/G+; 140 pages; First edition with Scribner's 'A' on copyright page; Hanneman A24A; near Fine in blue cloth stamped in silver on the spine, light shelfwear to ends of backstrip; in a Good+ unclipped first state dustjacket, portrait on the back in dark blue tint, spine a bit tanned, wear and chipping at corners, spine ends; 2" closed tear along front spine fold. [Prior owner (presumably) wrote the author's name on the front free endpaper. It is *NOT* an authentic signature.] Dustjacket in mylar to prevent further damage. This legendary modern classic earned Hemingway the Pulitzer for 1953 and the Noble Prize in Literature 1954, the first modern novel to be recognized by the Nobel Committee. . First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A first edition copy with the seal and letter A on the copyright page. No deboss spot on back board. Blue cloth with sharp silver gilt lettering to spine. Boards are slightly spotted and slight spine lean. Previous owner name/1952 date to ffep. The unclipped first printing jacket ($3.00) has minor rubbing to spine ends/corners/folds and a crease along spine. No mention of Nobel prize on jacket. Back photo tinted blue. Flaps/back panel printed in brown to indicate a first printing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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The Old Man and The Sea

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Scribners, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Light edge wear to the jacket and wear to the foot and spine of the dust jacket. Slight darkening to the jacket spine. Correct first edition with $3.00 price on front flap and A on the copyright page.

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York & London:: Scribner's, 1952. First Edition. 140pp. with Scribner's "A" on the copyright page. Very light wear at spine ends and very slight dusting along bulked edges. In a near fine, First State dust wrapper with $3.00 price on the front flap, photo portrait at rear panel; very light wear at edges and folds, spine ends and corners. A beautiful copy. Hanneman 24a.. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Old Man and the Sea.

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1952. First edition of Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and one of his most famous works. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very nice presentation. Upon its publication in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. The novel reinvigorated Hemingway's literary reputation. It initiated a reexamination of his entire body of work. The novel was received with such alacrity, that it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. Indeed, the publisher even wrote on an early dust jacket, calling the novel a "new classic," and it was compared by many critics to such revered works as William Faulkner's "The Bear" and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

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The Old Man And The Sea

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner’s, 1952. First Edition. Faint glass ring on the front board; very good in a dust jacket with light browning and wear.

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

London:: Jonathan Cape,, 1952. London: Jonathan Cape. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. In near fine pictorial dust wrapper. First British Edition. Hanneman A45. A Fine, strong copy in dark powder blue textured paper covered boards, a First state dustwrapper (with no printing on verso, designed by Hans Tisdall), price-clipped, bright showing only some light creasing and wear along spine. 127pp.. First British Edition. Fine/Fine.

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The Old Man and the Sea

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1990. hardcover. fine. Eisenstaedt, Alfred. Illustrated with 5 photogravures by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Introduction by Charles Scribner. 82 pages. Thick oblong folio, bound in blue goatskin & linen; black suede-lined clamshell slipcase. (New York: Limited Editions Club, 1990). A fine copy in a fine box. Limited edition of 600 numbered copies signed by Eisenstaedt.

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribner, 1952. Cloth. First edition in book form. A few small spots to lower edge, trace of dust darkening to top edge, otherwise a very good or better copy in dust jacket with some tanning at edges and a bit of rubbing to one fore-tip. HANNEMAN A24a.

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribner, 1952. Cloth. First edition in book form. A bit rubbed at crown of slightly faded spine, a few foxmarks to cloth at joints, endsheets tanned at gutters. A sound, average copy in bit darkened dust jacket which has a few minute chips at top and bottom edges, a narrow rub along the upper joint, but is otherwise near very good. HANNEMAN A24a.

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The Old Man and the Sea

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1952. Silver lettered blue cloth in pictorial dust jacket.. Some spotting to cloth. Shallow chipping to head and heel of dj spine and corners. Worn but still nice copy of Hemingway's great novella preceding his award of the Nobel Prize for Literature.. 1st Edition. Cloth. VG/VG. 8vo.

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$900.00