OLD MAN AND THE SEA

(London: Jonathan Cape, 1955).

FIRST CAPE ILLUSTRATED EDITION. “Hemingway has written nothing so beautiful as this brief tale, and nowhere, I think, has his vision of the heroic scars of life been so surely realized. It is a little book in space but read it three times and it grows in the mind like an old story of one’s childhood: so certain it is, so satisfying are its pains and valiancy.” -E Linklater
Vibrant illustrations by Tunnicliffe and Sheppard are scattered throughout this edition. “Originally commissioned as alternatives, these 2 artists’ different interpretations of the story were considered s excellent and so interesting in their varying styles that both were included.”. Item #29814

First Jonathan Cape issue of the first illustrated edition. Numerous black & white illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard. 8vo, black cloth over white boards, lettered in white on the spine and pictorially decorated in black on the upper an lower covers. Pictorial endpapers. In the dustjacket. 117 pp. A very fine copy indeed, as pristine and mint.

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Price: $750.00