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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. [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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  2. To A God Unknown.
    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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  3. In Dubious Battle.
    First trade edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 90291

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Of Mice and Men.
    First edition, first printing; first issue, with the words "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula", line 201, p. 9; and the bullet to the pagination of p. 88, which were removed from subsequent printings. One of 2,500 copies printed. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 95499

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  7. Of Mice and Men.
    First edition, first issue with the words and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula printed as lines 20 and 21 on page 9, and bullet between the eights on page 88. The first edition was 2,500 copies. Learn More
    £2,200

    Stock Code: 61869

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  8. The Long Valley.
    First edition, first printing of this collection of 12 short stories. Learn More
    £985

    Stock Code: 109697

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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. The Grapes of Wrath.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Louis and Mary in gratitude, John Steinbeck". Leroi Placet, known by his pen name Louis Paul (c. 19021970), was an American short story writer, and novelist. He won the O. Henry Award for short story authorship in 1934... Learn More
    £25,000

    Stock Code: 100199

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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. The Grapes of Wrath.
    Fifth printing. One of ten copies specially bound for presentation at the request of the author, with the presentation leaf left blank. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 88546

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

    Stock Code: 99584

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  14. The Wayward Bus.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 36325

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

    Stock Code: 81687

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  16. East of Eden.
    First edition, signed limited issue. One of 1,500 copies signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page; of these, only 750 were made available for sale. Scarce in this condition in the slipcase. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 106175

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  17. East of Eden.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 34628

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  18. East of Eden.
    First edition, first printing of Steinbeck's twelfth novel, originally published to mixed reviews. His longest and most ambitious work, East of Eden was at first conceived as a narrative history of Steinbeck's own family, and the author stated of it: "I am in it and I don't for a moment pretend not to be" (John Steinbeck... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 95779

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  19. East of Eden.
    Signed limited edition, one of 1,500 copies only signed by the author. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 71740

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  20. East of Eden.
    First edition, first printing. A beautiful copy. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 81959

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