The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (The Reprint Society, 1953) illustrated by C F Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard
The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway, illustrated by C. F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard
The Reprint Society, 1st illustrated edition 1953
First published in the US by Scribners in 1952, the UK edition being published the same year by Jonathan Cape. This illustrated edition from The Reprint Society in 1953 unusually pre-dated Cape’s illustrated version of the same by two years (1955).
Hardback in dustwrapper. 117pp including b/w illustrations. 8.75 x 6.25 inches approx. (222mm x 158mm).
Dustwrapper a touch dusty in places; some wear and bruising to spine ends, especially to head; minor wear and rubbing to extremities; a few short tears to top edge. Boards nice and clean, a touch knocked to lower corner; two pages with a short tear to lower margin; occasional foxing or mark but generally pages very clean.
Overall, showing some handling wear otherwise a particularly nice copy.