Consign Your Best Items with Lelands. We Also Pay Cash on the Spot! Learn More Here.

1952 Ernest Hemingway Old Man and the Sea Signed 1st Edition

1952 Ernest Hemingway Old Man and the Sea Signed 1st Edition

This a signed first edition of perhaps his most famous work. The NRMT black ink inscription on the front right endpaper reads, "For Jack French wishing him all good things always Ernest Hemingway La Habana 17 Deciembre 1952." Interestingly, Hemingway used this same page to lean on and above the inscription there is other writing (dated 1952). Signed in Havana, Cuba where he fittingly wrote the book and where he lived when it was published, this specimen ended up in the "Bohemia Bookstore & Lending Library" in Havana and has the original label. Adding to its charm, character and provenance, the edition contains other intriguing markings. This monumental work takes you to a different time and place. The Hemingway cover blindstamp on the blue cloth boards, the Scribners seal and no "A" on the copyright page assure this is a first edition. The book is in overall VG-Fine condition and comes with a fine condition dust wrapper. This is an early printing of the first edition and was likely given to a friend by Hemingway as a personal gift."I would like to take the great DiMaggio fishing," the old man said. "They say his father was a fisherman."


Past Sports Card, Memorabilia, Non-Sports Card and Collecitble Auction Items

Other past auction items that may be of interest to you.

1957 Ty Cobb Signed Check

May 2002

1982 All-Star Game Signed Poster (25x27")

May 2002

1986-87 Billy Martin Signed Check Collection (8)

May 2002

1992-93 Toronto Blue Jays Team Signed Baseballs & Bats

May 2002

Jim Thorpe Signature

May 2002

W.C. Fields Signed Photograph (10x12.5”)

December 2002

Hillbilly Music Scrapbook

December 2002

1944 Pope Pius XII Signed Card (4.25x2.75”)

December 2002

Asp.Net CMS By Joopk.com