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Ernest Hemingway “The Old Man And The Sea”, 1952 First Edition, First Printing

We sold this item at auction for $2,337
 in October 2021.

This is a handsome copy of one of Ernest Hemingway’s best sellers which was adapted into a motion picture starring Spencer Tracy as Santiago. Hemingway’s novella won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and was referenced as a contributory factor for Hemingway’s award of the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature.

A 1952 (New York: Scribner’s) first edition, first printing presented in a first state dust jacket.

The book displays all first edition points: Scribner “A” and colophon on title page. No mention of Pulitzer or Nobel Prize. Original price of $3.00.

Fine copies of “The Old Man and the Sea” signed by Ernest Hemingway can sell at auction for quite a wide price range, with some around $6,000 all the way up to $96,000 for an exceptionally rare advance publisher’s presentation copy.

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