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:  Bombs Away The Story of a Bomber Team.  New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First Edition, First printing. Very good in medium blue cloth covered boards with white and black text on the spine and with a white and black illustration of a wing tip on the front board. The cloth on the front and rear boards is somewhat mottled and specked; the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn; and, the rear paste down shows spots of foxing. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with moderate wear and rubbing to the upper edge of the front panel and at the ends of the spine area and small 1/4" chips from the rear corners of the rear panel which is also tanned. 185 pages of text and with 60 black and white photographs by John Swope. Despite the flaws to the cloth covers of the book this copy is in a nice, collectable condition. (Goldstone, A18a)
    TB22295  $200.00


  • 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" 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:  East Of Eden.  New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First Trade Edition. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a black on brick red title label on the spine and dark green print on the front board with the top edge of the text block stained yellow. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 1/3" long closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area at the fold to the front panel with related creasing and light flecking of the printed colors and with rubbing and minor wear to the upper fore edge of the front panel at the fold. 602 pages of text. Pages 88/89 show minor offsetting from a newspaper article having been laid-in the book for too long. (Goldstone A32b) An extremely handsome, clean, tight and bright copy.
    TB20615  $600.00


  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  The Grapes of Wrath.  New York: The Viking Press and by The First Edition Library, 1939. Facsimile First Edition Library Reprint. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with a brown text on the spine and brown designs on the front and rear boards and illustrated end sheets and with the top edge of the text block stained a light yellow. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4". In a fine, facsimile, unclipped dust jacket with no flaws and with the "FEL" logo on the rear flap. Both the book and its dust jacket are contained within a fine slip case covered with light gray cloth with reproductions of the front and rear panels of the dust jacket on the panels of the slip case. Laid-in is The First Edition Library information card describing the printing history of this title. 619 pages of text. This is the First Edition Library's exact (facsimile) reproduction of the first edition of the book to include all the issue points for the jacket and the original first printing.
    TB29485  $100.00


  • 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 and E. F. Ricketts, John:  Sea of Cortez A Leisurely Journal Of Travel and Research.  New York: The Viking Press, 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in light green cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and front board with map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with tanning around the edges of the boards and the cloth worn through at the tips of the front board. In a very unclipped, dust jacket with 1/8" deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area and heavy rubbing to the folds with flecking of the colors around the edges of the panels. The spine area is also fanned and appears to have been reinforced with Japanese tissue on its verso side. 598 pages including an index, glossary, bibliography, phyletic catalogue, list of abbreviations, a table of references and text. Illustrated with a large section of photographs, 15 of which are in color and two pages of isotherms for the area covered. There are no names, dates or other prior ownership markings of any kind within this copy. (Goldstone & Payne, A15b; Bradford Morrow, 140)
    TB27462  $400.00


  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  Travels With Charley In Search Of America.  New York: The Viking Press, 1962. Second Printing. Very good+ 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. The boards are marred with spots of foxing which is particularly heavy on the rear board. This copy is otherwise in fine condition with no other flaws. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with spine area and the panels tanned and with 1" closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area. 246 pages of text.
    TB28377  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck, John:  Travels With Charlie.  n.p.: Westvaco, 2002. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and illustrated paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine, illustrated end papers and a dark blue placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. This title was originally published in 1962; however, it did not contain the original text as written in Steinbeck's manuscript. This volume does present the original text from the manuscript including the last chapter, L'Envoi, which first appeared in 2002. 298 pages. The 45th volume in the Westvaco American Classic Series collection.
    TB25394  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandSteinbeck (Edited by Robert DeMott), 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.
    TB24721  $25.00




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