New York: Viking Press, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 159 pages; VG/VG; spine black lettering over orange, gray, and yellow bands; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; mild shelfwear, primarily to corners; spine slightly faded; small ownership stamp to ffep; shelved case 2.
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New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1929. First edition. Octavo. Hardcover in original yellow cloth; no dust jacket. Author's first book, one of only 1537 printed. Boards soiled; rubbed at extremities; spine sunned; foxing to endpapers; foxing and water damage to first few pages of text; piece missing from page one (not affecting text). Scattered foxing throughout. Good copy only. KT Consignment. Shelved in Case #2.
New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First Edition, First Printing, First State. Octavo, 602 pages; VG/VG-; spine is pictorial with purple lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut "$4.50", has moderate shelf wear and chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, has chipping at the foe edge corners, has open tear at the top gutter corner of the front cover, has creasing along the sides of the spine; binding has minor shelf wear on the spine and minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages clear; First state, with pg. 281:3 up "bite" for "bright"; shelved case 2.
New York: Viking Press, 1941. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, buff with green print; Boards in buff cloth with green print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, soiling to top edge and front, mild spotting; Text block has green-tinted top edge, stain to front endpapers, tanning to front and rear endpapers, clean text; “With 136 photographs from the film of the same name by Rosa Harvan Kline and Alexander Hackensmid”; 143 pages, illustrated.
New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 619 pages; VG/none; bound in publisher's beige cloth, brown lettering and decoration; slight cracking to gutter on half-title; binding square; copyright page states "First published in April 1939"; endpapers with "Battle Hymn of the Republic;" WD consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Covici Fride, 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 349 pages; VG-/none; with facsimile dust jacket; bound in orange cloth with black lettering and red lines; small closed tear to head of spine; binding slightly loose; small closed tear to gutter of title page; discoloration to title page, presumably from newspaper; top edge of text block red; shelved case 2.
New York: The Viking Press, 1969. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; brown spine with tan and black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing, age toning, writing on back flap; boards are strong and clean; textblock has age toning, otherwise clean; pp 182; limited edition - one of 1000 unnumbered copies.
New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 303pp.; VG/Fair; spine pictorial tan with black, green, and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; Jacket is chipped, rubbed along spine, some staining to rear, chipping and light tears to fore edge of jacket; dust jacket trimmed along the lower edge; FIRST PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 1938 is stated on the copyright page with no other statements of subsequent printings, 1938 is also present on the title page; Boards are brick colored cloth with oatmeal cloth spine; Back of dust jacket has no text. interior clean; LP consignment; Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 303pp.; VG-/G+; spine pictorial tan with black, green, and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; dust jacket has some mild chipping to the head and tail of spine, corners, mild darkening to spine, chipping to edges; name written on ffep; small stamp on rear endpaper; mild age-toning to pages; gutter slightly open on pages 160/161; FIRST PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 1938 is stated on the copyright page with no other statements of subsequent printings, 1938 is also present on the title page; Boards are brick colored cloth with oatmeal cloth spine; Back of dust jacket has no text; shelved case 2.
New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition. Octavo. Hardcover in dust jacket illustrated by Elmer Hader. SIGNED by Steinbeck on half-title. The print run of this edition was very small, limited to only 8000 copies. G/VG-. Spine somewhat cocked; boards very rubbed at extremities; front hinge starting and spine cracked in several places. Damp stains to boards and mild water damage to text; sporadic soiling throughout. dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; mild rubbing to dust jacket, slight chipping to head of spine; Good copy only. Scarce signed. KT Consignment. Shelved in Case #2.
New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First edition. 12mo; pp 188; VG-/G-; Dark blue spine with ivory text; dust jacket has slight rubbing to exterior edges, light sunning to exterior, chipping to corners, price clipping to front flap, covered with mylar; cloth has slight sunning to spine and edges; text block shows light toning to exterior edges, previous owner's name to ffep; interior clean;.
London: Heinemann, 1937. First UK Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; Blue cloth boards and spine; Jacket spine blue with black lettering; First UK Printing. Includes original and very rare yellow advertisement wrap around with review from Daily Express and "Over 137,000 copies sold in America." Some pieces missing from wraparound, torn at rear; Jacket is worn at the edges, very small chip missing from head of spine (lettering unaffected; Jacket spine is toned; Unclipped flaps, "6s" price on lower edge of front flap; Jacket and illustrations by Michael Rothenstein; Boards have some wear along the edges and corners; Upper edge of text block stained red; Pink end papers; Text somewhat age toned, but free of other markings; 164 pages. Shelved in case 2.
New York: Covici Friede, 1937. First Edition, First State, Later state jacket. 10mo., 186pp.; VG/VG-; spine tan with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, No price on jacket flap; First state book with the points "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula" on the bottom of page 9, and the bullet between the two 8's on the page number of page 88.; Jacket is age toned with some scuffing and tearing to the edges of the jacket; Boards are bumped at the edges and coners, interior toned but clean; shelved case 2.
New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. First Edition, First Issue. 8vo., 294pp.; G-/no DJ; bound in green cloth, spine has faded lettering, 'MAY / C.O.' written in white paint on tail of spine, covering publishers information; lacking dust jacket; Ex Library, bookplate for The May Company on front pastedown, cancelled stamp on front pastedown; rear panel on the dust jacket has been pasted onto the ffep; title page and spine both state publisher as 'Brewer, Warren, & Putnam'; bumping and wear to boards; spine cocked; rear endpaper ripped out, small sticker reading 'TheMayCo' on rear pastedown; water stain to upper fore corner of pages 273-end, does not impact text; The first edition, first issue of The Pastures of Heaven (G&P A2a) was published in 1932 by Brewer, Warren & Putnam. Although the firm printed 2,500 sets of sheets, only 1,650 copies were bound and 650 copies were sold.; KT consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: The Viking Press, 1945. First Illustrated Edition. 8vo., 131pp.; VG-; bound in gray cloth, spine green with gilt lettering; housed in a VG- tan slipcase, some soiling and shelfwear, splitting and tears to lower edges; top edge of text block blue; small inscription on ffep; illustrated endpapers; KT consignment. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 8, in Netdesk office.
Cleveland, OH: The World Publishing Company, April 1948. Forum Books Edition, First Printing. small 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. medium brown spine and boards, titling in small imprinted salmon pink. heavily abraded and dryly splitting at tail spine and adjacent panel corners and edges worn away much, the panel field has impressions and soiling evident. prior owner name in ink on fep, both endsheet area are discolored and have stains from tape residue as marks. main textlock a smooth beige. faded red tinted head-edge with black remainder mark, roughly trimmed fore-edge and a tiny brown stain on tail-edge. as is. 303 pp.
New York: The Viking Press, 1962. Limited First Edition. 8vo., 10 pp., VG/G-; pamphlet with light brown paper dust jacket with red and light brown lettering on the cover; small red mark to bottom of cover, "STEINBECK" written vertically front and back along the spine, tearing to head and tail of spine, wear and minor soiling to dust jacket; small stain at the top of front free endpaper, half-title page, and title page; interior clean except for rusting to two staples at hinge with rust staining to hinge on pp. 7-10; limited printing of 3,200 copies stated on printer's imprint/copyright page; black and white frontispiece photograph by Paul Farber; KT CONSIGNMENT; shelved Case 2.
San Francisco: Simon J. Lubin Society of California, Inc., 1938. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo., 34pp.; VG; pamphlet, wrappers; inside front cover has a glue-stain where it appears as though something was removed; small booksellers sticker to the upper fore corner of the inside rear cover; with the famous front cover photo by Dorthea Lange of the migrant mother breast feeding her child; precursor to Steineck's The Grapes of Wrath; KT consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Covici | Friede, 1935. First edition. Octavo, 316pp. Hardcover without jacket. Bumping and shelf-wear. Moderate edge-wear to cloth-bound boards, including faint soiling to spine. Boards bowed. Blue top-stain. Front fly-leaf has been been cut from binding. Cracked between half-title and title page. Sticker to rear paste-down end page and rear fly-leaf. Binding shakes. Good copy only. Shelve: CASE #2 Spine is beige with blue text.
New York: The Viking Press, 1943. First thus. Small octavo, 568pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG-/VG- condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Dust jacket is encased in a protective mylar covering. Edge-wear to jacket, including minor chips and creasing to extremities; heavier creasing and soiling to rear jacket panel. Clothbound boards are clean. Previous owner's inscription to front paste down end page, otherwise no markings or creases to the text. Spine slightly cocked. Binding is sturdy. Scarce with dust jacket. KT CONSIGNMENT. Shelve: CASE #8 Spine is predominately beige with dark red text.
New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 312pp. VG/VG-. Spine pictorial with tan and blue lettering. Hardcover in reddish-orange boards, with bus illustration stamped in blind; dust jacket illustrated by Robert Hallock. Price uncut. Boards very slightly rubbed at bottom, tail of spine bumped; dust jacket very bright and attractive. KT Consignment. Shelved in Case #2 or window.
San Jose, California: Steinbeck Research Center, 1985. Limited Edition, #14/500. thin 8vo., unpaginated; VG/VG; pamphlet, no lettering on spine; paperback with tan wrappers, minimal to no shelfwear; publication of this letter has been limited to 500 copies: the first 50, numbered and signed, are complimentary to friends of the Steinbeck Research Center, the remaining 450 are for sale; numbered and signed on colophon, #14; inscribed on copyright page to Bob Woodward; issued as a commemorative booklet celebrating the eleventh anniversary of the formal opening of the Steinbeck Research Center, Wahlquist Library, San Jose State University; KT consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Viking Press, 1953. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, grey with black and white print; DJ in mylar, edgewear at spine ends, mild shelfwear; Boards in tan cloth with black print, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has yellow-tinted top edge, slight tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; Text in two columns per page; CONTENTS: Tortilla Flat — The Red Pony — Of Mice and Men — The Moon Is Down — Cannery Row — The Pearl; xiii, 407 pages.
New York: Viking Press, 1941. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with green print; Boards in tan cloth with green print, spotting/soiling, wear to outside corners and spine caps; Textblock has spotting/soiling to endpapers, mild spine break at page 96, clean text; 143 pages, chiefly illustrated.
New York: Viking Press, 1938. Octavo; G; Hardcover; Spine, cream with brown print; Boards in protective plastic cover, boards quarter bound with cream cloth to spine and brown cloth to boards, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight soiling to spine cloth, else clean and strong; Text block has brown-tinted top edge, penciled price on bottom edge, name labels and pencil notation on front flyleaf, tanning to endpapers, pencil notation on title page verso and contents page, clean text; 303 pages.
New York: The Viking Press, 1954. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue, illustrated, white and black print; DJ in mylar, small tears at spine ends and flap corners, peripheral toning, small label on spine; Boards in yellow cloth with red print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has tan-tinted top edge, spotting to edges, mild tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; x, 273 pages.
New York: The Viking Press, 1947. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, brown, illustrated, yellow and grey print; DJ in mylar, small tears at spine ends and flap corners, wear to hinges and edges, small blemishes on rear, small label on spine; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has lightly shaken binding, mild age-toning to paper, clean text; 312 pages.
New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; pp 619; G+; tanned spine with brown text; no jacket; cloth has light foxing to exterior; line drawing to exterior, including spine; sturdy boards; text block has mild foxing to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; gift inscription to front endpaper; slight crack to front hinge; text pages unmarked; some text in ink to rear endpaper; slight age toning to endpapers;.
New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. 8vo, 619pp.; VG/VG; dust jacket spine tan and pictorial with blue and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylr covering, price cut; front flap states first edition; stamp on front flap reading "$275"; mild wear to dust jacket, including a minuscule tear on top edge of front cover, mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine; copyright page states "First published in April 1939"; endpapers with "Battle Hymn of the Republic;" mild spotting to fore edge of text block; minor foxing to endpapers, interior clean; RD Consignment; shelved Case #2.
New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 619 pages; VG/VG; dust jacket spine tan and pictorial with blue and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.75'; front flap states first edition; dust jacket has mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine; tape residue on inside of head of spine, upper flap hinges; copyright page states "First published in April 1939"; endpapers with "Battle Hymn of the Republic;" MU consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. 8vo., 184pp.; VG/G+; spine blue and yellow with yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$4.50'; dust jacket has numerous chips, including to the top of the front cover, top of the rear cover, head and tail of spine, corners; age-toning to spine, rear cover; first printing dust jacket, with no printing information on lower rear cover; publishing profits (fund is perpetual) go to the Air Forces Aid Society; KT consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Illustrated Edition. Larger octavo, 213 pp., VG-/G+; matte DJ, off-white lettering to black spine, pictorial covers; head of spine chipped off ("J" in "John Steinbeck" somewhat affected); open tears to tail of spine and bottom corner of front cover, overall wear to other corners and edges; overall age-toning/wear; vertical line of rubbing down back of spine, lettering affected yet legible; front flap price clipped; DJ protected by mylar; gray cloth boards, dark green lettering to spine; bumping to head of spine and corners of boards; matte pictorial illustration to front cover beginning to detach from board due to aged paste; dark green top, scattered mild foxing to text-block; interior clean, full-color matte plates by Worthington clear and bright; Shelved on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor.
Santa Barbara, CA. Bradford Morrow Bookseller, 1980. 8vo., 154pp.; VG/VG-; spine tan with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; chips missing on head of spine, wear to corners; INSCRIBED by Harry Valentine on the ffep; 2500 copies have been printed on Linweave Text and bound in wrappers, and 250 have been bound in boards; lists 700 Steinbeck items; KT consignment;.