New York: Viking Press, 1969. First Edition. 8vo., 182pp.; VG/VG; spine brown with yellow and brown lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; very mild shelfwear; interior clean; contains a series of letters written by John Steinbeck to his friend and editor Pascal Covici, in parallel with the first draft of his longest novel, East of Eden. The letters were written between January, 29- October 31, 1951. They were not meant for publication, but an edited version was first published by Viking the year after the author's death in 1968. [wikipedia]; KT consignment; ebnd SHELVED BEHIND FRONT DESK.
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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.