First Edition, First Issue of the Hemingway ClassicErnest Hemingway. The Old Man and the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952.
First edition, first issue (with photograph of Hemingway on rear panel in blue ink, and with Scriber's "A" and Scribner's press device on copyright page). Octavo. [1, blank], [1, list of Hemingway's books], 140, [2, blank] pages.
Publisher's light blue cloth with silver-stamped spine and blind-stamped front board. Cloth covering both boards is lightly mottled; light-colored moisture spots along entire spine. A few spots of minor foxing to endpapers. Dust jacket is lightly rubbed at spine ends and along folds. A very good or better copy.
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