The Old Man and the Sea

By (author)Ernest Hemingway

“Il vecchio e il mare” è un romanzo breve di Ernest Hemingway, pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1952 dalla casa editrice Charles Scribner’s Sons. Il libro racconta la storia di Santiago, un vecchio pescatore cubano che cerca di catturare un enorme pesce spada in mare aperto, dopo anni di insuccessi nella pesca.

La prima edizione del libro venne pubblicata negli Stati Uniti nel 1952, con una tiratura iniziale di 50.000 copie. Il romanzo ebbe un enorme successo di pubblico e di critica, vincendo il Premio Pulitzer per la narrativa nel 1953 e contribuendo a consolidare la fama di Hemingway come uno dei grandi scrittori del XX secolo.

Inoltre, nel 1954 Hemingway ricevette il Premio Nobel per la letteratura per la sua produzione letteraria, che comprendeva anche “Il vecchio e il mare”. Il libro è stato tradotto in numerose lingue e ha avuto molte edizioni in tutto il mondo, diventando uno dei romanzi più famosi e amati di Hemingway.

Legatura in tessuto blu con scritte color argento. La quarta di copertina riporta il ritratto dell’autore. Costo indicato nella seconda di copertina: $ 3.
Priced at $3.00.

La data di pubblicazione è indicata nel frontespizio. Nella pagina contenente il copyright sono presenti il logo dell’editore e la lettera “A”. Non deve essere presente alcun riferimento al Book Club o Pulitzer Prize nella seconda di copertina.

Attenzione, anche le successive stampe della prima edizione riportano lo stesso prezzo.

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25 gennaio 2022

1952. FIRST EDITION, First Printing with the Scribner’s “A” and Seal located on the copyright page. A BRIGHT First Issue dustjacket with the BLUE TINT on Hemingway’s face later changed to olive. The book is fresh and the binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, foxing or bookplates. A superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. (Euro 7.276) – Quintessential Rare Books, LLC

America: Scribners, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo – over 6� – 7�” tall. Charles O Dirks. 1st Printing 1 Copyright Date Is 1952, First Edition, First Printing [A] On The Tittle Page. This Is An Extremely Unique And Incredibly Scarce 1952 Ernest Hemingway “The Old Man And The Sea” Authentic True 1St Edition First Printing Book With It’S Original True 1St Edition Dust Jacket That Are Both In Very Good Plus Condition. Bright With It’S Deep Blue Coloring That Only Exists On These Beautiful True First Edition Dust Jackets. First Printing Dust Jacket With The 3.00 Price On The Inside Flap. This Particular Book Has An Incredible Story Behind It. As It Was Supposed To Be Passed Around In The Book Of The Month Club In 1952-1953 And It Definitely Wasn’T Passed Around Very Many Times. 1950’S Original Picture Of Ernest Hemingway Which Is Taped To The Inside Of The Front Cover And The Original Owner Of The Book Charles O. Dirks Wrote His Name On The Paper That Is Attached To The Book (Not On The Book Itself) Where You See He Was The Original Member In The Book Club As You See The Name Dirks Printed On The 5Th Name Down On The Right. 1959 Newspaper Clipping Of The “Old Man And The Sea” Movie That Was Being Made And Has The Exact Picture From The Newspaper That Is In The Book So It Was Put Opposite Of It. This Is A Very Scarce And Elusive Find. (Euro 6.367) – mclinhavenbooks [IOBA]

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1952. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A beautiful first printing with Scribner’s “A” and seal on the copyright page. The silver gilt spine lettering is very slightly rubbed and there is a tiny faint stain to top front board corner else as new. The jacket with $3.00 price in mylar is vibrant and as new, with the blue tint on back panel. This wonderful copy is housed in a custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8″ – 9″ tall (Euro 3.866) – curtis paul books, inc.

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1952. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with “A” and Scribner seal as well as $3.00 price and no mention of the Nobel/Pulitzer Prize. Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Jacket. Tight binding; very clean pages; contemporary owner’s inscription on front endpaper; light toning to spine ends; only slight wear; dust jacket is very clean and bright with a few very small tears; appears to be just the very slightest shorter than usual but might be as issued; price not clipped ($3.00). A nice example of Hemingway’s masterpiece and Pulitzer Prize winner. (Euro 1.104) – LaCelle Rare Books

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1952. First printing in original jacket. Scribner’s “A” and seal at copyright page. Sea blue full cloth boards, Hemingway’s signature blind-stamped at front board, silver spine titles, moderate shelf wear, bump, discoloration. Fine linen pages, very good, clean, moderate toning. Antiquarian inscription inside cover: “Love & Best Wishes to Berta & Tom – Mary & Charles, Christmas 1952″. Stylish signature inside back cover: Thomas J. Hamilton, June 1955”. Bind fine; hinges intact. Original first edition wrapper, moderate shelf wear, rub; clipped, protected in new clear sleeve. Lightly pencilled to reverse (back) of wrapper: “Read 1990, U.S. Open, Chicago”. Beautiful jacket design with rich blue sea and fisherman’s village at shoreline. Jacket design by “A”. Near very good first printing in same original wrapper. 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.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall. Book. (Euro 905) – The BiblioFile

 

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