The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
5 Photogravures by Alfred Eisenstaedt
Limited Edition, 1990, 57 of 600
Signed by Alfred Eisenstaedt
This is a signed limited edition of "The Old Man and the Sea” published by the Limited Edition Club in 1990 with a limitation of 600 copies this being number 57. The book features the beautiful photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt to accompany Hemingway’s classic work. The five photogravures by Alfred Eisenstaedt were made from his original 1952 negatives for photographs illustrating the publication of the complete novel in the September 1, 1952 issue of Life Magazine which preceded the first book edition by eleven days.
Measuring approximately 14.5” by 11”, the book was bound by Jon Van Isakovics in West Springfield, Massachusetts in blue goatskin over linen covered boards with titling stamped on the spine with gold leaf. The book is housed in a black linen covered drop-spine box which is lined with blue ultrasuede with a leather title label on the box stamped in gold. The plates for printing the photogravures were made by Jon Goodman in Hadley, Massachusetts and printed on Arches paper by Sara Krohn at Wingate Studio in Hinsdale, New Hampshire and by Robert Townsend in Georgetown, Massachusetts. The book design was by Benjamin Shiff and the text is set in 14-point Romulus on a 20-point base and printed by Typostudio Schumacher-Gebler, Munich, Germany on off-white mould-made paper from the mill of Cartiere Enrico Magnani in Pescia, Italy. Laid into the book is the monthly LEC newsletter.
The book is in FINE condition. The drop spine box is in FINE- condition with very minimal soiling. The book has been signed by Alfred Eisenstaedt on the limitation page.
Photographs of the book and drop spine box as well as some photographs from the book appear in the photo section of the listing.