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.

by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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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. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To George Ohler with all good wishes, Ernest Hemingway." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Photograph… Read more
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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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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 Vigia 1954."… Read more
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New York: Scribners, 1952. Later printing. Signed presentation copy from Ernest Hemingway to actress Ann Sothern. Inscribed: “To Ann Sothern, Wishing her all good things always. From her friend, Ernest Hemingway, Sun Valley 1958”. With Ms. Sothern’s bookplate. Near fine copy with a hint of handling and very faint darkening to the cloth at the spine and outer edges… Read more
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1958
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1952
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1952. First British Edition. Near Fine. 127 pp. Advance uncorrected proof of the first British edition. Bound in publisher's brown wraps printed in black. Two-inch corner lacking from the front cover, not affecting text. Light lean to spine. Light foxing, toning to pages. A rare format of one of Hemingway's most beloved works and winner… Read more
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1952
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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

by Ernest Hemingway

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1952
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1952
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1952.
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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 and wear. Photograph of Hemingway by Lee Samuels. Upon its publication in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Old Man and the Sea was… Read more
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1952
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Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 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,… Read more
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by Ernest Hemingway

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1954
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New York: Scribners, 1954. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition . Publisher's light blue cloth, spine lettered in metallic silver, original unclipped dust jacket. Very good, wear commensurate with age, fresh and clean, no marking, unclipped dust jacket, with a hint of rubbing to the extremities and front panel. The… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest (Alfred EISENSTAEDT)

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(1990)
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[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… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by Ernest Hemingway

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1952
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket. The copyright 1952 with the "A" and Scribner's colophon below. This copy has the portrait of Hemingway with a blue tint. There is no mention of the Nobel Prize on the DJ. Light area of soling… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by Ernest Hemingway

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1952
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket. First Issue jacket. The copyright 1952 with the "A" and Scribner's colophon below. This copy has the portrait of Hemingway with a blue tint. There is no mention of the Nobel Prize on the DJ. Light area of… Read more
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by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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Fine
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1st edition
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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… Read more
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by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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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… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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civilizingbooks
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1952
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Fine
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1st edition
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Charles Scribners' Sons, NY , 1952. 1st Illustrated 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… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

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The Manhattan Rare Book Company
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Fine
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Limited Edition
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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.… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Bookbid Rare Books
Published
1952
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Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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$1,500.00

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Scribners, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 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… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA.

by Hemingway, Ernest.

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PASCALE'S BOOKS
Published
1952
Condition
Fine-
Edition
First Edition, "A" Stated
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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… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea.

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Raptis Rare Books
Published
1952
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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. 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… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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Houle Rare Books & Autographs
Published
1952
Edition
1st Edition
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$1,450.00

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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.… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Book Bazaar
Published
1952
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VG+
Edition
1st Edition
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$1,437.50

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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… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Bookbid Rare Books
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Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Scribners. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. A near fine first edition with a near fine dust jacket. First state bluish tint in photo on back panel.
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The Old Man and the Sea

by HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

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James Pepper Rare Books, Inc.
Published
1952
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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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OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by HEMINGWAY ERNEST

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ardbooks
Published
1952
Condition
FINE
Edition
FIRST PRINTING
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NY: CHARLES SCRIBNER, 1952. A TRUE FIRST ISSUE NO MENTION OF ANY PRIZES SAME DATE ON TITLE AND COPYRIGHT PAGES BOOK HAS THE LETTER A AND THE FULL COLOPHON FLAPS PRINTED IN BROWN INK OLIVE TINTED PHOTO ON BACK OF JACKET ORIGINAL PRICE OF 3.00 ON FRONT DUSTFLAP JACKET DESIGN BY A A GREAT FIND THE BOOK… Read more
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