Title: The Old Man and the Sea (special illustrated...
Publisher: London. Jonathan Cape
Publication Date: 1955
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: Illustrated Edition
First illustrated edition issued by Jonathan Cape (Hanneman 45c). Monochrome illustrations by C.F.Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard. Bound in black cloth spine over decorated white boards, with titles in silver. Pictorial price clipped (10s 6d) dust jacket is slightly toned on the spine, with a trace of rubbing at the edges, some extremely mild spotting, soiling and light chipping, but attractive; corners slightly bumped. Raymond Sheppard (1913 1958) was a British artist and illustrator of books for children and adults. He wrote books on drawing techniques, but is best known for his illustrations of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea and the works of Jim Corbett. Much of Tunnicliffe's work depicted birds in their natural settings and other naturalistic scenes. He illustrated Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter. The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Cuba, and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction by Hemingway that was published during his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it tells the story of Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Cuba. In 1953, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and it was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to their awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. A very good, clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 4225