New York: The Viking Press, 1954. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Octavo. Fine / Near Fine. Item #3616
BOLDLY SIGNED BY JOHN STEINBECK ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER and from his sister Beth's (Elizabeth Ainsworth's) library. The book is dedicated to her. First issue dust jacket, photo by Halsman without the blurb on the rear panel. 273pp, bound in beige cloth, lettered and decorated in red and blue. A fine bright copy in near fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket. An exceptionally nice copy, in a quarter-leather clamshell box. Provenance: Purchased from Steinbeck's sister, Elizabeth Ainsworth, through the Bonham's and Butterfield sale of Fine Books on February 18, 2007, in San Francisco.