The Old Man and The Sea. New York: Scribners, 1952. First Edition. Pp, 140. Contains capital 'A' and seal on copyright page which denotes the first issue. Blue cloth boards, title lettered in silver to spine, in publisher's pictorial dust jacket designed by "A", with portrait photograph of the author to rear by Lee Samuels. Fraying to head & tail of jacket spine & hinges, otherwise a fresh and bright copy.
First issue of Hemingway's last major work of fiction that was published during his lifetime.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. "For his mastery in the art of modern narration as most lately revealed in his novel 'The Old Man and the Sea' the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize for literature to Ernest Hemingway."