Hemingway the old man and the sea

Apr 10, 2021. 17:43 UTC
United States of America

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Hardcover book with dust jacket appears to be a first edition, but is missing the "A" on the copyright page. Book measures 5 3/4" x 8 1/4", 140 pgs. Dinging and dirt minimal and visible in photos. Price clipped.


From Sproul family, no name inside but belonged to father.

Answered within about 20 hours
Apr 11, 13:31 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$300 - $600 USD

Insurance Value

$900 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Joanne,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be the first edition of the short novel "The Old Man and the Sea" written by Ernest HEMINGWAY(1899-1961). This first edition was published by Charles Scribner´s and Sons (New York) in the year 1952. This hardcover book has still the dust jacket. The dust jacket is slightly damaged at the edges and stained.
This piece is in medium good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 300 to 600 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,

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