Books by John Steinbeck
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  • Steinbeck, John:  The Acts of King Arthur and his noble Knights.  New York: Avenel Books, 1982. Reprint. Near fine in light orange paper covered boards with black text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 6" with a blackened out prior owner's name on the front paste down beneath the jacket flap and with mild dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good but price clipped dust jacket with two short closed tears at the upper edge of the spine area and with light wear and rubbing at the lower edge of same. (364) pages of text.
    TB24704  $5.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  Cannery Row.  New York: The Viking Press, 1945. First Edition second issue binding. Very good+ in yellow cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine and on the front board. A 12mo of 7 3/8 by 4 3/4 inches with soiling around the edges of the boards and in the gutters. The spine is also slanted and there is small spots at the top edge of the text block. In a very good- dust jacket with a missing front flap and part of the front fold and with rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. 208 pages of text followed by a one page listing of other books by Steinbeck.
    TB30729  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  Cup Of Gold A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History.  New York: Covice Friede, (1936). First Edition, Second Issue. Very good in black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 inches with the top edge of the text block stained black and the blind stamped image of a two masted ship on the front board. Without its issued dust jacket. The author's first book which was published in 1929 in a very limited run. 269 pages of text. With a preface by Lewis Gannett. (Goldstone, A1b; Gross & Hayman, p.19; Bradford Morrow, 2)
    TB27845  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  The Grapes of Wrath.  Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1980. Limited Franklin Library Edition. Fine in full decorated light brown leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations between four raised bands on the spine and with gilt tool work on the front and rear boards. The edges of the text block are in gilt and the end papers are marbled paper. Sewn into the head of the spine is a silk placement ribbon. 424 pages of text with illustrations by Bob Crofut. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with this title in 1940. 484 pages of text and illustrated with a series of black and white photographs introduced by Erskin Caldwell. A fine, unblemished copy making it a special treat as a gift.
    TB25785  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  Journal Of A Novel The East of Eden Letters.  New York: The Viking Press, (1969). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 dark blue and light blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with a facsimile of the author's handwritten journals for the end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 182 pages of text. (Goldstone & Payne, 44b)
    TB30727  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  The Moon is Down.  New York: Viking Press, 1942. First Edition second state. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and blind text stamping and decorations on the front board. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and the front hinge area shows some tanning due to a reaction with the glue used in binding. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to the ends of the spine area and with nicks or small chips over the tips of the boards. 188 pages of text. This is the second state of the first edition. A novel set in Norway during the occupation of Nazi troops during World War II.
    TB30379  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  Of Mice and Men.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1977. Collector's Edition. Very near fine in full dark brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with extensive gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. Unfortunately, about half of the gilt in the embossed areas of the boards has tarnished or flaked off. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A quarto measuring 11" by 7 3/4" containing 165 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by woodcuts by Fletcher Martin and with an introduction by John T. Winterich. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A tight, clean copy with no names, dates or notations or prior owner's book plates.
    TB23758  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  The Red Pony.  New York: The Viking Press, 1945. First Illustrated Edition. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with an illustrated paper label on the front board, gilt on blue title block on the spine and end papers illustrated with running horses. There is a prior owner's attractive book plate on the front end paper. Issued without a dust jacket and missing the slip case. With illustrations by Wesley Dennis. 131 pages of text and color illustrations. A very handsome, very collectable copy.
    TB16746  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  Travels With Charley In Search Of America.  New York: The Viking Press, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in white cloth covered boards with black and brown text on the spine and an illustration of Charley on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 5/8" with map end sheets with slight tanning to the cloth over the spine which wraps around the boards by 3/4 inch and across the upper 1" of the front board. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with tanning to the spine area, the upper one inch of the front panel, 3/4" of the portion closest to the spine area and mildly tanned to 3/4" of that portion closest to the front flap. The contents are clean, bright and tight with no prior ownership markings of any kind. 246 pages of text. (Goldstone & Payne, A39)
    TB30725  $175.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesSteinbeck, John:  The Wayward Bus.  New York: Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Near fine in brick red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board together with a blind stamped image of a bus at the lower corner of the front board. An octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/8" with a prior owner's name, date and place written in ink on the front paste down. In a very good+ dust jacket with the original $2.75 price on the front flap. There is a 1" closed tear at the upper fore corner of the front panel, flecking of the colors at the edges of the ends of the spine area and rubbing to the folds. A movie was made in 1957 based on this book which featured Joan Collins and Jayne Mansfield. 312 pages of text. (Goldstone & Payne, A23)
    TB30380  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  The Winter of Our Discontent.  New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with tanning to the first and last free end pages due to acid in the paste downs and with a small 1/8" spot on the fore edge of the text block. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and flecking of the colors on the spine area and the panels and with chips to the fold to the rear flap. 311 pages of text. (Goldstone & Payne, A38b)
    TB30726  $45.00



  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  Working Days The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath 1938-1941.  New York: Viking Penguin Group, 1989. First Edition, first printing. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and light brown paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine with a prior owner's name blackened out on the front paste down under the jacket flap. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 180 pages. Edited by Robert DeMott.
    TB24721  $25.00






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