Title The Old Man and the Sea
Publisher New York Scribners 1952
Seller ID 22661E
Later printing. Signed presentation copy from Ernest Hemingway to actress Ann Sothern. Inscribed: “To Ann Sothern, Wishing her all good things always. From her friend, Ernest Hemingway, Sun Valley 1958”. With Ms. Sothern's bookplate. Near fine copy with a hint of handling and very faint darkening to the cloth at the spine and outer edges in a near fine dust jacket with some minor dust soiling and a few tiny nicks. With the publisher's original wraparound band indicating that the book was the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. After Ann Sothern retired from her acting career she moved to Ketchum, Idaho which is a small town adjacent to Hemingway's home in Sun Valley. Ms. Sothern is best known for her roles in A Letter to Three Wives (1949) with Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell and The Whales of August (1987) with Bette Davis and Lillian Gish - her last film, for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and for her television work on Private Secretary (1953 - 1957) and The Ann Sothern Show (1958 - 1961) - both of which lead to Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Enclosed in a custom blue cloth clamshell box with gilt-stamping to the spine.