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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. Octavo. Original light blue calico-grain cloth, spine lettered in silver, author's name to front board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a blue half morocco folding case. Bookplate removed from front free endpaper. A fine copy, the cloth bright and fresh, in the near-fine, lightly tanned dust jacket. First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "With best wishes Ernest Hemingway Key West 1957".

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition authentically SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Ernest Hemingway on the front endpaper. Includes a letter of provenance. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or pieces missing. The book is bound in the publisher's blue cloth with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing or marks in the book. A wonderful association copy of the early edition SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway. Beware of forgeries out there. See our website to learn more about genuine Hemingway signatures.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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The Old Man and the Sea.

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1952. First edition, early printing of Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and one of his most famous works. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Ernest Hemingway on the half-title page in the year he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, "For Adele Ervin with sincere good wishes Ernest Hemingway Finca Vig'ia 1954." Finca Vig'ia was Hemingway's home in the San Francisco de Paula Ward in Havana, Cuba. He purchased the property in 1940 at the request of his third wife Martha Gellhorn who had become tired of the small room he was renting at the Hotel Ambos Mundos. It was at Finca Vig'ia that Hemingway wrote much of For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea in its entirety. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. An exceptional example, most rare and desirable signed and inscribed. Written in Cuba in 1951 and published the following year, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and cited by the Nobel Committee as as contributing to their awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. The novel reinvigorated Hemingway's literary reputation, initiated a reexamination of his entire body of work, and was received with such alacrity that it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. "In its own terms the book is as nearly faultless as any short novel of our times. The writing has the quality of being familiar and yet perpetually new. That is the essence of classical prose" (Malcom Cowley, New York Herald Tribune). "In the Old man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway has returned to the stripped, lean, objective narrative so characteristic of him at his best...a story which is beautiful in its description, and of clean thrusting power in its pursuit" (Edward Weeks, The Atlantic). It was the basis for the 1958 film directed by John Sturges, with the screenplay by Peter Viertel, starring Spencer Tracy. Dimitri Tiomkin won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the film. James Wong Howe was also nominated for best color cinematography. The same year, Tracy was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

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. 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

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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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

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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Price: $15,500.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner, Scribner(s), 1952 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Hemingway on a laid in check to a good friend. A stunning ORIGINAL dustjacket that is vibrant in color with no chips and only slight wear to the dustjacket. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. We buy SIGNED Hemingway First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $12,500.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

HEMINGWAY, Ernest

NY: Scribner's. 1955. Later, Nobel Prize edition of the last book published in Hemingway’s lifetime, inscribed by the author: “To Keith Wolf/ hoping he’s never/ nervous in the service/ best always/ Ernest Hemingway.” The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1953 and helped earn Hemingway the 1954 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. By the time of the publication of The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway's literary star had seemingly fallen: his previous novel, Across the River and Into the Trees, had been soundly panned by critics, who called it a poor parody of Hemingway's earlier writings. By the 1950s, his physical health was declining as well, and he seldom ventured into the public limelight anymore, as he had been so accustomed to doing in previous decades. As a result, this title -- one of the high spots in the Hemingway canon -- seldom turns up signed or inscribed, in comparison to many of his earlier books. Keith Wolf was the brother of Jacob “Jake” Wolf, a writer who was an expert on the life of Hemingway and reviewed Hemingway’s books and books about him for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jake Wolf visited Hemingway with a friend at Finca Vigia in Cuba in 1957, which is probably where he got this book inscribed for his brother. A very good copy in the Nobel Prize dust jacket (supplied) which is near fine, with light wear at the bottom of the rear panel. A handsome copy of one of Hemingway's most important works. Six years after this edition was published, Hemingway, suffering from failing health, committed suicide. He never finished any of the other writing projects he was working on over the last decade of his life. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

First Edition, First Printing authentically INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway on a signature pasted to the front free endpaper. Includes a letter of authenticity from a leading authenticator that the signature is genuine. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the publisher's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with a hint of wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price on front flap with a picture of Hemingway on the back panel. The book is in excellent condition. The binding it tight with NO cocking or leaning with slight wear to the boards. The silver lettering on the spine of the book is present. The pages are clean with NO writing or marks in the book. A fabulous copy SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Hemingway First Editions..

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Price: $9,000.00


The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner, Scribner(s), 1952 First Edition, First Printing. A spectacular dustjacket that is vibrant in color with no chips or fading to the dustjacket. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is seldom seen in this amazing shape. The book appears to be unread. The binding is tight and square, no leans, and the boards are sharp. The pages are fresh, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. We buy Hemingway First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

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Price: $7,500.00


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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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Price: $6,000.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's "A" and Scribner Press seal printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is rich in color has the $3.00 publisher's printed price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape and is bound in the publisher's blue cloth. The binding is tight and the lettering on the spine is present. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing or marks in the book. A magnificent copy of this true first edition housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $6,000.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Issue. A spectacular dustjacket that is vibrant in color with slight wear to the panels. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has NO chips or tears. The book is in amazing condition, with bright lettering on the spine without the normal rubbing. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. This book appears unread. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the Scribner's "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. A superb copy.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $5,000.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket is rich in color with NO fading to the spine. This First Issue dustjacket has NO chips or tears. The book is in fabulous shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this true first edition in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $4,500.00


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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Price: $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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Price: $4,125.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner(s), 1952 First Edition, First Printing with Scribner's "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. This original dustjacket is rich in color with slight wear to the edges. The book is wonderful shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with original First Printing dustjacket. WE BUY HEMINGWAY FIRST EDITIONS.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $3,750.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing with all the first issue points bound in the original publisher's cloth. An attractive copy of this First Issue dustjacket with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A nice collectable copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the Scribner's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $3,500.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner' "A" and the publisher's Seal. A beautiful copy. This First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the spine. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has NO chips or pieces missing. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocks or leans. The boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $3,250.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribner, scribners, 1952 First Edition, First issue. A fantastic dustjacket with only the light discolorization to the flaps. Otherwise, this original unsophisticated dustjacket is in excellent shape. The blue tint is clear on the back panel and the price is present. The book is excellent shape with the silver lettering present on the spine with no wear. The pages are clean and there is no writing in the book. Overall, an ideal copy for collectors.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $3,000.00


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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, original blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Photograph of Hemingway by Lee Samuels. An exceptional example. 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

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing with Scribner's "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. A nice clean jacket with the original price of $3.00. The jacket is complete, with some wear to the spine and the extremities. The book is tight, and the pages are clean. There is NO writing, marks, or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $2,750.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. An attractive First Issue dustjacket that has slight wear near the top spine. Otherwise, this ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with some rubbing to the lettering on the spine with light wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $2,600.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing. A wonderful copy. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition with the silver lettering present on the spine. The binding is tight and the book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's blue cloth. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the Scribner's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. We buy Hemingway First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

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Price: $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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Price: $2,449.99


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing with Scribner's "A" and the publisher's Seal printed on the copyright page. This original dustjacket is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the lettering on the spine is present. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with ORIGINAL dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $2,250.00


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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Near fine first edition as shown by "A" on copyright page and Scribner's seal. Tanning and fading on boards, shelf wear on board edges and corners. In first edition dust jacket, issue point blue photo present. Original price, $3.00, on front flap. Tanning inside DJ and at edges, minor chipping at head and tail of spine. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Comes with DVD of Spencer Tracy's 1958 film "The Old Man and the Sea." Housed in custom-made slipcase.

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. Book Fine with a previous owner's signature and address on the front endpaper, otherwise unread and in excellent condition. In a Near Fine dust jacket with some slight wear to extremities and an additional bookseller's price of $2.35 stamped above the original $3.00. Jacket retains its fresh, bright colors, making this a pleasing copy. The final work of fiction published in the author's lifetime, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and cited by the Nobel Prize Committee, "The Old Man and the Sea" cemented Hemingway's legacy as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century and would turn him into a household name. The story follows the tribulations of an aging and suddenly unlucky fisherman, Santiago, as he tries to catch a gigantic marlin in the Straits of Florida. Hemingway wanted to show the simple dignity and biblical nature of Santiago's trials - and succeeded mightily. The book was originally published in full in an issue of Life Magazine, which subsequently sold 5 million copies in less than a week. "No outbursts of spite or false theatricalism impede the smooth rush of its narrative. Within the sharp restrictions imposed by the very nature of his story Mr. Hemingway has written with sure skill. Here is the master technician once more at the top of his form, doing superbly what he can do better than anyone else." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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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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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket that has some wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with light wear to the panels. The pages are clean with some discoloration to the endpapers. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A collectable copy of this True First Edition with the original dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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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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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] This is the illustrated edition, published in the same year as the first edition. Small tear in the dust jacket. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST thus.

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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket that has light wear to the spine and panels. This original dustjacket has the $3.00 price present with no chips or tears. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor rubbing to the panels. The pages are clean with some foxing to the endpapers. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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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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Price: $1,695.00


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The Old Man and the Sea (Advance Galley Proofs)

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Life Magazine, 1952. Advance Copy. Paperback. Good. Advance galley proofs. Long stapled sheets, folded. Cover sheet verso stamped "Advance Galley Proofs" in blue, and the top of Galley 1 stamped "Advance Galley Proofs For Your Personal Reading Only. Life Publication Date, Sept. 1." A Good copy. Pages toned, very brittle and fragile with age. Title and page with "Advance Galley Proofs" stamp split at margin, some small chips and tiny tears along edges, splits along inner folds of first few pages. In original postmarked envelope from Van Strum & Towne, Inc., addressed to Mrs. Stuart W. Kellogg of Utica, New York. The September 1, 1952 issue of Life Magazine was devoted solely to printing Hemingway's novella The Old Man and the Sea-- an immediate sensation before it was even in book form later that year. This is the pre-publication text sent to editors.

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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, original blue cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine of the crown. Photograph of Hemingway by Lee Samuels. 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

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. This original clipped dustjacket that has a small tear near the top spine and some wear to the spine fold. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with some discoloration to the boards. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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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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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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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Charles Scribners' Sons, NY , 1954. Reissue of 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 to commemorate Hemingway's winning of the Nobel Prize.

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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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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

Scribners, 1952 A near fine first edition (with Scribner's seal and A on copyright page, and 1952 on title page) in a very good dust jacket, with original price of $3.00 on front flap, and first issue blueish tint on photo on rear panel of jacket. Slight chipping at top of spine of jacket and small tear at bottom of spine of jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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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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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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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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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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The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribners, 1952. A First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 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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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: 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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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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