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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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 the author on the front free endpaper, "For Karen from her friend Ernest Hemingway." The recipient was the daughter of Waldo Peirce, one of Hemingway's oldest friends. After… Read more
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The Old Man and The Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

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1952
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first edition
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Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952. This copy signed directly on first page by author. True first edition and first printing of Hemingway's classic tale of a lone fisherman and giant marlin locked in battle, with Scribner's A and seal on the copyright page, and no mention of the Nobel Prize on the dust jacket. The Old Man and… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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1st Edition
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First Edition, First Printing SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Ernest Hemingway Original Photograph laid into the book. This 7 x 9 " photograph of Hemingway, suited, standing in a group of six behind a dining table, including his wife Mary and the matador Antonio Ordonez is inscribed by Hemingway in black ink "La torre de Babel- 1-2-3 Madrid. Papa's Gang. Seran… 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: 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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The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

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1952
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First
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1952
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by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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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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1952
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1952
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1952
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Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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First British Edition
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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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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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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… Read more
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by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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The Old Man and the Sea

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1952
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by Hemingway, Ernest

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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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1952
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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,… 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 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… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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First Edition
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. A superlative copy of Hemingway's classic novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953, and generally considered the catalyst for Hemingway winning the Nobel Prize. Basis for the 1958 John Sturges film starring Specer Tracy. Grissom A.24.1.a; Hanneman A45a. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); light blue cloth, with titles stamped… 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. First Edition. A. dustjacket art. Hemingway's classic novella of an old fisherman and his trials on the open sea. Near Fine in attractive Near Fine dustjacket, some toning to rear panel, with $3.00 price.
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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Pale blue cloth with some foxing, spine lettered in silver. First printing, with capital "A" and publisher's device to copyright
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition, first issue. [ii], 140 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pale blue cloth with some foxing, spine lettered in silver. First printing, with capital "A" and publisher's device to copyright page. Owner name in ink to upper pastedown. Some offsetting to endpapers from binder's glue; unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing to spine-ends… Read more
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The Old Man And The Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

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1967
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Second Illustrated
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Signed copy of Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and one of his most famous works. Signed on endpaper. Special Edition, Illustrated throughout by C. F. Tunnicliffe, and Raymond Sheppard. Some edgewear and toning to jacket and spine. Name on the corner of front free endpaper. Price includes express international shipping.
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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Fine
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1st Edition
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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… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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1952
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Near Fine
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First edition
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near Fine book in like jacket, with just a touch of wear to spine ends and corners of both. Small closed tears along the upper edge of the front panel, but on the whole a pleasing collectible copy. The final work of fiction published in 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 York: Charles Scribner's,, 1952. First edition, first printing. A handsomely bound copy of Hemingway's final work of fiction and among his best-known works. Octavo. Finely bound for Aspreys in blue half morocco, titles and fish motif to spine gilt, raised bands, blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Spine a little faded otherwise an excellent copy.
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

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Rooke Books
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1952
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Very Good Indeed
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First edition
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Good. 8" by 6". None. A true, first edition first impression of Ernest Hemingway's major work of fiction 'The Old Man and the Sea'. With the Scribner 'A' and the printed colophon to the copyright page as called for. With the first issue dustwrapper also, with… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by Ernest Hemingway

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1952
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First Edition; First Printing
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. Crease accross top front panel of jacket. The true first edition in a first state jacket with the brown text. The copyright 1952 with the "A" and Scribner's colophon below. DJ flap has the original price… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA (1ST PRINTING W/ FIRST STATE DUST JACKET)

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Easton's Books, Inc.
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1952
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VG+
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1st Edition. 1st Printing
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New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. VG+. 1952. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardback in Very Good+ condition with Very Good+ dust jacket. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 140 pages. Original first state dust jacket with the blue tint photograph of Hemingway. Has the Scribner' "A" and the publisher's seal on the copyright page. Ink… 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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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, bound in full morocco, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, gilt signature to the front panel, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition. An exceptional… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by Ernest Hemingway

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1952
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First Edition; First Printing
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. The copyright 1952 with the "A" and Scribner's colophon below. DJ flap has the original price intact. This copy has the portrait of Hemingway with a blue tint. There is no mention of the Nobel Prize on 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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Near Fine
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First printing
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New York: Scribners, 1952. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. 8vo, blue cloth in dust jacket, book near fine but for owner's name and date on pastedown (hidden by jacket flap), jacket near fine with just a touch of wear and soil, one of the nicest copies we've handled.
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The Old Man and the Sea

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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1952
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Near Fine
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1st Edition
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New York: Charles Scribner's, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 The Old Man and the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's, 1952. 8vo. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with Scribner's "A" and press symbol on copyright. Publisher's light blue cloth with the author's signature blind stamped to front… Read more
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The Old Man And The Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Published
1952
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Very good
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First Edition, First Printing
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very good/very good. First edition, first printing of The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.. Octavo, 140pp. Light blue cloth binding with title in silver on spine. First edition with Scribner's "A" on copyright page. Light soiling to cloth, some foxing to endpapers, residual dust… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA.

by Hemingway, Ernest.

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PASCALE'S BOOKS
Published
1952
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Fine-
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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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Tennyson Williams, Books and Fine Art
Published
1952
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Collectible-Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. 140 pages. First Edition in first state dust jacket. A nice copy of the short novel that is now considered by many to be Hemingway's finest work. The book is in very good condition: clean and tight, with previous owner's name and address written and stamped on front pastedown endpaper.… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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Published
1952
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1st Edition
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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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1952
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VG+
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1st Edition
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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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James Pepper Rare Books, Inc.
Published
1952
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£932.25

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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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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Moe's Books
Published
1990
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1990. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/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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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

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Gian Luigi Fine Books Inc.
Published
1952
Condition
VG
Edition
First Edition
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£932.25

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NY: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S & SONS, 1952. First Edition . Hardcover. VG/VG. 'A' & COLOPHON PRESENT, UNCLIPPED DJ, NICE, PROBLEM FREE COPY.
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Abacus Bookshop
Published
1990
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Fine copy in clamshell box
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1st
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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

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Books4Cause Inc.
Published
01-01-1952
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Very Good
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£894.96

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Scribners, 01-01-1952. Hardcover. Very Good. in x in x in. 1952, First Edition, first printing with �A� and Scribner�s seal on copyright page, in original, unclipped dust jacket, and portrait of author on back of Dj by Lee Samuels. Dj shows chipping at the top of spine, minor rubbing around the edges and two vertical, micro-closed… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Minotavros Books
Published
1952
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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£814.59

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo (small). In original dust jacket, with Scribner's "A" on copyright page.140 p.p. Light wear to jacket spine ends and edges. There are yellow stains from tape markings on inner flaps, with heavy tape markings to front and rear free and pastedown endpapers. Baby blue boards with… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by Ernest Hemingway

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Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA
Published
1952
Edition
First Edition
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£745.80

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. Leather bound. 140p. A hardcover book in a 3/4 blue leather signed binding by Asprey & Co. Ltd. The spine is a bit sunned. All edges gilt; marbled endpapers. The interior is clean and unmarked. Binding tight. A beautiful copy overall.
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The Old Man and the Sea [First Printing in Original Wrapper]

by Hemingway, Ernest

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BiblioStax
Published
1952
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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£742.07

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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 wear, some discoloration, spine rub, toning. Pages near fine, clean. Small silver bookstore label at front endpaper: "Vendome News & Book Co.… Read more
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by Ernest Hemingway

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Rare Book Cellar
Published
1952
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
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£727.16

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London: Jonathan Cape. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Hans Tisdall. 1953 Pulitzer Prize winner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 127 pages .
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by Hemingway, Ernest

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William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB
Published
1952
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£708.51

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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… Read more
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