May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 276

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Two items: The Old Man and the Sea. Signed and Inscribed * Autograph Note Signed. Each to journalist Peter Baker. The book, "To Peter Baker / with sincere good / wishes," on the front free endpaper. 8vo, publisher's blue cloth, worn, spine markedly soiled; faint foxing to signature page; dust jacket separated at folds laid in. Later edition. The note, "To Peter Baker / best luck / Ernest Hemingway / Finca Vigia / 8/3/58," on integral blank of Baker's letter to him. 1/2 page, 8vo; folds. New York, 1955; inscription: Np, [1958]; [San Francisco de Paula], 3 August 1958

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Baker's letter to Hemingway: "If there had been more time for thought before I left New York I would certainly have brought 'The Old Man and the Sea' with me in the hope of having you sign it. But there wasn't and I didn't.
"So, I hope you will be kind enough to autograph this scrap of paper so that I may stick it in your book." 1 page, 8vo, "Hotel Nacional de Cuba" stationery. Havana, 8 April 1958.