In amongst the books I purchased while on holidays at Brunswick Heads and around the Northern Rivers Area of New South Wales, I found this wonderful second edition of 'Old Man and the Sea' in The Book Barn at Mullumbimby.
Mullumbimby is a medium-sized inland town where all kinds of people reside. It's very pretty and green and I love going there as it brings out the hippy in everyone... and I absolutely love going on the hunt for books in the old bank which is now called 'The Book Barn'.
This edition wasn't really hiding in the bookstore, it was sitting on the shelf along with other collector's editions in its own room. Yes, the owner of this store has been good enough to his customers that he has sorted out the classics from fantasy from the collectibles. And this is exactly where I found this little gem and paid a neat sum of $14.00 for it. Currently, I'm trying to find out what it is worth on the marketplace and will tell you all how much it is worth soon.
I haven't read this book as yet. But I do remember it being offered up in high school; and I never got the chance to read it. And all these years later, I have always wanted to read some edition of this book; never did I think I'd ever read this quality of book - especially a second edition!