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
This title first published in the US by Scribners in 1952, the UK edition being published the same year by Jonathan Cape. The illustrated edition published by The Reprint Society in 1953 unusually pre-dated Cape’s illustrated version of the same by two years (1955).
Hardback – publisher’s cloth with title to spine and decoration to front board, illustrated endpapers, top edge of page-block tinted red, in a dustwrapper. 117pp including b/w illustrations. Size: 8.75 x 6.25 inches approx. (221mm x 157mm).
Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and worn to extremities; a little bruised to spine head and upper corner tips; a short (5mm) edge tear to lower edge of rear panel; a little sunned and toned to spine; a touch dusty and marked in places. Cloth clean and bright; a touch bruised to spine head. Light offsetting to endpapers; pages clean and firm.
Overall, an exceptional copy, clean and fresh – quite lovely.
[Stock Code DBZ1464]