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. In Dubious Battle.
    STEINBECK, John. In Dubious Battle.

    New York : 1936

    First trade edition, first printing. Learn More

    Stock Code: 90291

  2. The Grapes of Wrath.
    STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath.

    New York : 1939

    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 (she was joint winner with his wife, Berta Hoerner Hader, of the Caldecott Medal in 1948 for The Big Snow). Supposedly, Steinbeck was so... Learn More

    Stock Code: 147551

  3. The Forgotten Village.
    STEINBECK, John. The Forgotten Village.

    New York : 1941

    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Stock Code: 99584

  4. Inscribed portrait photograph.
    STEINBECK, John. Inscribed portrait photograph.


    Strong portrait photograph inscribed by Steinbeck lower right, "For Bob Keane, with best, John Steinbeck"; an excellent image, Steinbeck, in shirt and tie, sporting a pin-striped jacket, looking a little quizzically to his right. It is tempting to speculate that the recipient may have been the writer's fellow Californian, the pioneering record producer... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142679

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