The Short Reign of Pippin IV.
First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Steinbeck in execrable French: “For Georgio, Qui dit que La Roi c’est morte?”. Below Steinbeck’s is a subsequent gift inscription from Georgio re-presenting the book to another.
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Octavo. Original yellow cloth-backed orange boards, spine lettered in bronze, boards patterned in blind, top edge orange. With the dust jacket. Illustrations in the text by William Péne du Bois. Spine slightly faded; an excellent copy in the jacket with faded spine and some nicks to extremities.