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.
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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: 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, 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.
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: 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.