A description of the first edition is here:
Assignment 1: Bibliographic Description
First Edition Publication Information
[ii] BOOKS BY
 half title
 title page
THE OLD MAN | AND | THE SEA | ERNEST HEMINGWAY | CHARLES SCIBNER'S
SONS, NEW YORK | 1952
 notices of copyright, note of origin, reservation of rights,
Scribner's "A," and Scibner's press device
 dedication: TO CHARLIE SCRIBNER | AND | MAX PERKINS
 half title
The drawing on the dust jacket is by "A" and the photograph of
Hemingway on the back cover was taken by Lee Samuels.
The binding is light blue cloth with the author's signature
blind-stamped on the backstrip.
The first printing consisted of 50,000 copies.
You'll find images of the title page and copyright page of a first
edition here (there are other photos, but they don't load for me):
OLD MAN AND THE SEA Ernest Hemingway FIRST EDITION "A"
You'll find images of the dustjacket, cloth binding, and a description here:
"Description: Hemingway, Ernest.
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952.
The volume is first issue, with the "A" and Scribner's seal on the
copyright page, and the jacket is too, with Hemingway's portrait on
the rear panel (no mention of the Nobel Prize) and with the $3.00
price on the front flap.
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