1955 The Old Man and the Sea
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Early Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
Early Illustrated Edition.
In the original unclipped dust-wrapper.
Illustrations include sixteen pages of illustrations by C. F. Tunnicliffe, with a frontispiece and seventeen pages of illustrations by Raymond Sheppard.
This is a wonderfully presented copy of the popular novella by Ernest Hemingway. First published in 1952, this was the last major work written by Hemingway, and tells the story of an old Cuban fisherman who struggles to reel in a gigantic marlin.
'The Old Man and the Sea' was awarded the Pulitzer PRize for Fiction in 1953, and was one of the predominant reasons why Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) ws an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. He is known for his individual literary style, which he termed the 'iceberg theory', characterised by an 'economical and understated style'.
In the publisher's original quarter-cloth binding on paper boards, in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, excellent, with just a bit of age-toning to the margins of boards and a few marks. Bookseller's label to front pastedown. Dust wrapper is very smart, with minimal edge wear to wraps and a few marks. Light fading to the spine region with a small closed tear to the top edge of the front wraps. Light age-toning to the top edge of the reverse of wraps. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout, with very light age-toning to margins of text.
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