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Old Man and the Sea
New York Charles Scribner’s Sons 1952 - A Bright, Fine Copy in Dust Jacket HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1952. First edition, first issue, with photograph of Hemingway on the rear panel in blue ink, Jacket with the $3.00 price on front flap and Scribner's "A" on the colophon. Octavo (8 x 5 1/2 inches; 203 x 140 mm). [1, blank], [1, list of Hemingway’s books], 140, [2, blank] pp. Publisher's light blue cloth. Silver-stamped spine. Blind-stamped front board with Hemingway's signature. In dust jacket. Back board with a small stain. Overall a fine copy in a bright fine jacket. This story of a poor Cuban fisherman who fights on with dignity and stoicism against nearly impossible odds is one of Hemingway’s most praised works; it is one of Anthony Burgess’ Ninety-Nine Novels (his pick for best novels in English from 1939-1984), and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1953. Hanneman A24a. HBS 67880. $3,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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