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STEINBECK, John.

Rare books by John Steinbeck, including first editions and signed and finely bound copies of Cup of Gold, The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.

John Steinbeck(1902–1968) grew up in Salinas, California, the setting for many of his novels. His summers spent working on ranches alongside mostly migrant workers formed the basis for much of his work.

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  1. 84781
    First edition, first printing with the top stain and final blank. Steinbeck's rarest book. Only 1,537 copies of the first printing were issued and this one, with fresh cloth and the top-stain and jacket spine largely unfaded, is the best we have ever seen. A superb copy. Learn More
    £50,000

    Stock Code: 84781

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  2. [The novels and short stories.]
    First trade editions, first issues. A complete collection of the novels and short stories by the 1962 Nobel Prize winner for Literature: Cup of Gold, The Pastures of Heaven, To a God Unknown, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Moon is Down, Cannery Row, The Wayward Bus, The Pearl,... Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 51799

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  3. 27592
    First Edition, second issue with cancel title, one of 900 copies issued thus in the wake of the success of his subsequent novel, Tortilla Flat. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 27592

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  4. 129442
    First edition, first printing, in the first issue green cloth binding, one of only 598 copies bound and sold. Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 129442

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  5. 90291
    First trade edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 90291

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  6. The Red Pony.
    First edition, one of 699 numbered copies on handmade paper, signed by the author, this being number 5. This copy is from the library of Steinbeck's sister, Elizabeth Steinbeck Ainsworth, who died in 1992. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 44795

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  7. Earthly Discourse.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author "To John & Carol Steinbeck in sorrow for their un-social thought and behavior, 'The Cats', Los Gatos California, November 11 1938". He has also autographed the frontispiece. Wood (1852-1944) was a writer, lawyer, and prominent supporter of radical causes, and Earthly... Learn More
    £1,400

    Stock Code: 59244

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  8. Of Mice and Men. A Play in Three Acts.
    First edition in play form, first printing. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 95221

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  9. The Long Valley.
    First edition, first printing. A lovely copy of this collection of 12 short stories. Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 95337

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  10. 113905comp
    First UK edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Wally, with more affection than he will care to believe. John Steinbeck". The recipient was likely Wallace "Wally" Ford (1899-1966), the actor who played George in the first Broadway production of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, directed... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 113905

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  11. The Grapes of Wrath.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 95965

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  12. 124171
    One of ten copies specially bound for presentation at the request of the author, here with the printed presentation leaf left blank. This is a fifth impression of the first edition, printed in May, only a month after the first impression. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 124171

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  13. 118378
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 118378

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  14. 121682
    First edition, first printing, of Steinbeck's masterpiece and one of the great American novels of the 20th century. The fine jacket design is by Elmer Hader, known primarily as a children's book illustrator (joint winner with his wife, Berta Hoerner Hader, of the Caldecott Medal in 1948 for The Big Snow): apparently Steinbeck... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 121682

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  15. 112651
    First edition, first printing. From the library of Alexander Cowie, professor at Wesleyan University and author of The Rise of the American Novel (1948), with his signature to the front free endpaper. Laid-in is a contemporary New York bookshop's order form for the present title. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 112651

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  16. The Forgotten Village.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 99584

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  17. 36325
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 36325

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  18. Burning Bright. A Play in Story Form.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 81687

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  19. 130386comp
    First edition, signed limited issue. One of 1,500 copies unnumbered copies signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page; of these 750 were released for sale. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130386

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  20. 130353comp
    First edition, signed limited issue. One of 1,500 copies unnumbered copies signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page; of these, only 750 were made available for sale. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 130353

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  21. 122981
    First edition, first printing, of Steinbeck's only political satire. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 122981

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