The Old Man and The Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

This novella, only 140 pages, was first printed in its entirety in Life Magazine on September 1, 1952. It inspired a buying frenzy - selling over five million copies of the magazine in just two 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.

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.

The last work published by Hemingway during his lifetime, signed first editions of The Old Man and the Sea can sell for upwards of $15,000 - $17,000.

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.

by Hemingway, Ernest

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The Old Man and The Sea

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HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea, advance galley proofs preceding the first printing in Life Magazine of one of Hemingway's greatest works. Hemingway was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature on the strength of The Old Man and the Sea, being cited "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old… Read more
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by HEMINGWAY, Ernest.

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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA.

by Hemingway, Ernest.

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1952
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1952
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

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The Old Man and the Sea

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1952
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London: The Reprint Society, 1953. First illustrated edition, first impression (second UK edition overall), with Hemingway's signature on a German newspaper clipping laid in. The clipping (c.1930) includes a portrait of Hemingway and reports that in recent years he has become rapidly popular in German-speaking countries through his "männlichen temperamentvollen Romane und Novellen" ("male-spirited novels and short stories"). Charles Frederick… Read more
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1952
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First printing in original jacket. Scribner's "A" and seal at copyright page. Sea blue full cloth boards, Hemingway's signature blind-stamped at front board, silver spine titles, moderate shelf, corner wear. Fine linen pages, near fine; attractively toned. Stylish vintage signature inside cover: "Jean Fielder". Bind fine;… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

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1952
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

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1952
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The Old Man and the Sea

by HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

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1952
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New York: Scribner, 1952. First Edition. Very good copy with some slight fading to the cloth at the spine and with a hint of edge wear in a very good dust jacket with some minor darkening to the spine and a 1” triangular piece to the top edge of the rear panel at the spine fold, extending toward the… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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New ork: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Original light blue cloth with silver title lettering on the spine. Slight edge wear only on the corners and spine ends. Inside, very clean and tight with no prior owner marks, no browning or stains to the paper. Dust jacket is NOT price… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Previous owner signature on ffep. Slight fraying of cloth at top of spine. First issue jacket with blue tone to author photo on back panel. About 3" faint scratch on lower front panel and 1/2" closed tear at lower edge. Spine ends of jacket worn and 1/2" tear with piece missing.… Read more
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Old Man and The Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

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Jeff Bergman Books ABAA/ILAB
Published
1952
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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$695.00

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Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Beautiful Fine Copy in As New First State Facsimile Jacket. Gorgeous Fresh Copy of The Author's Noble Prize Winner...
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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BiblioStax
Published
1952
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$650.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition, second printing. 1952 at title page; Scribner colophon at copyright. Sea blue full cloth boards, Hemingway's signature blind-stamped at front board, silver spine titles, light shelf wear. Fine linen pages, crisp, clean, no writing; light toning. Bind fine, square; hinges intact. Facsimile jacket of… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1952
Condition
Fine
Edition
First British Edition
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$600.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1952. First British Edition. Fine/Near Fine. First British edition. 127 pp. Bound in publisher's navy cloth, stamped in maroon and light blue. A Fine copy in the beautifully-designed jacket by Hans Tisdall, first state (not double-sided), Near Fine with a tiny scrape to the spine panel, rubbing along edges, a little dulling to spine panel.… Read more
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The Old Man And The Sea

by HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
Published
1952
Condition
First Edition. Tape and tape stains on the cloth and endpapers from a previously attached jacket, else fine in a fine, but clear
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$600.00

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New York: Scribner’s, 1952. First Edition. Tape and tape stains on the cloth and endpapers from a previously attached jacket, else fine in a fine, but clearly supplied, dust jacket.
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB
Published
1964
Edition
First British Edition
ISBN
9780224602785
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$600.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. First British Edition. Hardcover. 127pp. Blue cloth stamped in red on the cover and the spine. Three pages with tiny corner crease else a fine copy in near fine dustjacket with a slightly faded spine panel, two minuscule closed tears and a crease to rear flap. Wraparound dustjacket illustration by Hans Tisdall. 1953 Pulitzer Prize… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB
Edition
First Edition
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$575.00

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London; (1955): Jonathan Cape. First Edition. Octavo. First illustrated edition by this publisher with drawings by C.F,. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard. Originally commissioned as later natives, these two artists' different interpretations of the story were considered so excellent and so interesting in their varying styles that both have been included. Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea was awarded the… Read more
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The Old Man And The Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Vera Enterprises LLC
Published
1952
Condition
Very Good +
Edition
Early Printing
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$574.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Early printing with $3.00 price on dust jacket and Scribners seal but no "A" on copyright page. No BOMC mention on dust jacket. Same 1952 date on title and copyright pages. VG+ in good dust jacket with chips and tears though no loss of titles, etc. No BC deboss on rear cover. Neat… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

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Rooke Books
Published
1952
Condition
Very Good Indeed
Edition
First edition
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$561.38

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1952. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Near Fine. 8" by 5". None. An excellent copy of Ernest Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize winning novel 'The Old Man and the Sea'. The first U.K. edition of this novel.In the original unclipped dustwrapper. 'The Old Man and the Sea' was the last major work of fiction by Hemingway, and… Read more
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