Hemingway, Ernest -- Old Man and The Sea [book]
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. 140 pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: VERY GOOD.. True 1st edition, 1st printing: Scribner's seal and publisher’s “A” on the copyright page and the title page state 1952; the rear panel of the original dust wrapper has a blue tint portrait photograph, which identifies the first state wrapper. Some discoloration to the boards and spine gilt a little rubbed; free of marks of inscriptions. Unclipped wrapper has a 3" straight tear along the spine, some chipping at the spine ends and gentle age toning. A nice copy. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most popular and widely acclaimed novels and the winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Additionally, the novel is accredited with being a major contributor to Hemingway's 1954 award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature and was his last significant piece of writing before his death in 1961. Basis for the 1958 John Sturges film starring Spencer Tracy. A “must have” for any serious book collector of American fiction.