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The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway, Ernest
The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway, Ernest

The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway, Ernest

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Early trade printing in scarce jacket with rare publisher's quarter banner. Code V-2.63 [H] at copyright page; no other details. Sea blue full-cloth boards with Hemingway's signature blind-stamped to front cover, crisp silver spine titles, lt. shelf wear, discoloration. Pages near fine. Antiquarian signature pencilled inside cover: "To Pop, from Tom Glynn, Xmas 1964". Dust wrapper moderate shelf wear, chip, discoloration, some adhesive; unclipped 3.50, protected in new, clear sleeve. Deep, full color jacket painting. "Pulitzer Prize 1953" and "Jacket design by 'A'" at front flap; small vintage bookstore label at front flap: "The BOOKSTALL, Costa Mesa". "Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 1954, and books by Hemingway w/his photo at back flap. Includes rare piece of ephemeral history; a printed banner which fits over dust wrapper: "WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 1954. In its citation, The Swedish Acadmy said: 'For his powerful, style-forming mastery of the art of modern narration, as most recently evinced in 'THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA.'" Very attractive. Near fine example in near very good jacket matching first edition in design, dimennsions, with rare Nobel Prize banner. 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. 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" design. Printed in the United States of America. 140 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
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