Collectible: Acceptable. Dust Jacket Included. 1953 printing. Hardback. Heavy wear to jacket. Corner rubbing wear to boards. Slightly tilted. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: C1) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.
Very Good/Very Good. 8vo-7¾"-9¾ Unmarked Clean and Solid Early Book Club Edition: publisher's "W" on copyright page. DJ with first edition artwork on front panel, back panel with picture of Hem, having a blue tint-indicates an early, but not first, BCE. Publisher's blue cloth boards with debossed author's signature on front board and silver titles stamped on spine. Boards clean and solid, very minimal shelfwear only. No visible imperfections; square spine, tight binding. Interior bright and clean. DJ not clipped, bright and attractive with solid edges. DJ with 1/4" closed tear at top edge of front panel. DJ spine slightly sunned with head and heel gently rubbed. Otherwise, shelfwear only. A beautiful copy of Hemingway's crowning achievement. Photographs available upon request.
Good in Good jacket. There are 2 rather nasty gashes at the bottom and top of the spine. the boards are chipped. this has been repaired. there are corresponding chips at the spine ends of the jacket, more so at the top. the book has no inscriptions and is very well bound. a slight old tape residue mark at the back of the book. still presents very nicely in cellopane.
Fine. Blue decorated leather, hubbed spine, 24K gilt page edges, decorations and lettering, silk moire end sheets, silk ribbon book mark, color portrait of Hemingway, illustrated, 124pp., Full refund if not satisfied.
Clamshell As New. No Jacket. Custom Clamshell Case Superb Custom Case Only. Not With Book. Elegantly HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, the First Edition is finished inside & out in 'TOMATS' blue cloth®-with a gilt-stamped darker blue, soft Nuba® leather label on the spine. The box features an embossed 'sculpted' upper cover; a sympathetically designed relief of the Old Man in his boat 'As One' with his giant friend. Nuba® is a fine, supple & durable covering with a neutral ph that has the feel of velvety soft Italian Nubuck leather. This clamshell is perfectly sized to accommodate your first edition. A Terrific Collector's Custom Case for an important Book. TBCL Web Site photo/link available for dozens of generally in-stock titles. Custom Craft available. Book definitely NOT included. Cases for dozens of Hemingway Titles available.
Good in Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Early trade printing in rare jacket. Scribner's seal at copyright. Sea blue full-cloth boards, Hemingway's signature blind-stamped, moderate shelf wear, discoloration. Pages very good; vintage inscription at half-title page. Dj some edge wear, rub; unclipped 3.00, protected in new, clear sleeve. "Pulitzer Prize 1953" and "Jacket design by 'A'" at front flap. "Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 1954, and books by Hemingway w/his photo at back panel. Deep, full color jacket painting. Very attractive. The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, "The Old Man and the Sea" has proved itself to be an enduring work of American fiction. Celebrated in twentieth century fiction and in Hemingway's canon, reaffirming his worldwide literary prominence and significant in his selection for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. The story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss, and transforms them into a magnificent classic. Printed in the United States of America. 140 pages. Insured post.
Very Good in Good jacket. Book Very good dust jacket and book. Blue cloth with silver titling on spine and author's facsimile signature embossed on the front board. Faintly darkened on the board edges. Price clipped. The fold in of the DJ announces the book was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and that Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. Design by A. In the lower bottom front flap. On the copyright page at the bottom are the numbers N-4.57 H. Faint lean forward.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 140 pages.
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