LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB HEMINGWAY OLD MAN AND THE SEA EISENSTAEDT PHOTOS 1990. Offered here is the Limited Editions Club version of Ernest Hemingways The Old Man and the Sea, with 5 full page, beveled-in photogravures by renown Life Magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. This large oblong book (15 x 11 inches, 85 pages plus the colophon) was published by the Club in June 1990, in a limited, numbered edition of 600 copies. But it gets better: This is one of 50 presentation copies out of series, signed by Eisenstaedt and typically given to the Author or Artist for their own disposition. The Limited Editions Club prospectus, Number 559, Series 50, Volume 3 of June 1990, is laid-in.The book is bound with a quarter spine of dark blue goatskin leather over beige linen boards; there is a gilt title on the spine. It contain 5 tissue-protected photogravures by Eisenstaedt that were apparently photographed in Cuba with Hemingway there (see the Prospectus) which served as illustrations for the original Life Magazine article about the book and its author which appeared in 1952.
Finally, the book is housed in a dark blue cloth bound and suede-lined clam shell box with a leather title label on the spine. The Introduction was written by Charles Scribner, the famous New York publisher.This fine book is in near fine condition. The clam shell box is clean and bright and undamaged and the title label bright and attractive. The book itself is without mark or blemish, other than Eisenstaedts signature on the colophon page and the Out of Series seal embossed on the same page. The interior pages and the five photos are clean, bright and as new. The tissue protectors for the photos have some minor wrinkles and one of them seems to be of a different type of tissue paper. Both hinges are fully intact and the binding is tight, sound and square. The LEC Prospectus is without flaw or wear. This book is not ex-library or a remainder. It is another of the treasures of the book world published by the LEC. Please see my other books on offer including any number of other truly vintage and/or collectible books, including at the moment one other LEC bookThe Dubliners, by James Joyce, a bit of a mixed bag but hopefully appealing to some of you. Please dont hesitate to send in any questions; I will monitor closely and respond promptly. The item "LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB HEMINGWAY OLD MAN AND THE SEA EISENSTAEDT PHOTOS 1990" is in sale since Wednesday, May 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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