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John Steinbeck

Published by Robert Ballou, NEW YORK (1933)

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From: stan beecher books (Oroville, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Robert Ballou, NEW YORK, 1933. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Mahlon Blaine (illustrator). 1st Edition. A fine copy with fine dust jacket, decorated endpapers. Signed by the illustrator on the half-tittle page. Author's third book, only 598 copies printed. Published by Robert Ballou, NY, 1933. First edition, first issue, $2.00 price on front flap. Binding green cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Text clean and tight, no names or markings, an unread copy. Top edges stained black. Green pictorial dust jacket with no fading to spine. Dust jacket, endpapers and vignette on the titlle page by Mahlon Blaine. Tiny closed tear at top of front panel, very minor wear to spine ends. A very scarce book, price reflects condition and signing by the illustrator. Photos available upon request. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 006683

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To A God Unknown: Steinbeck, John

Steinbeck, John

Published by Robert O. Ballou, New York (1933)

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From: AAABOOKS (Authors & Artists) (Muskogee, OK, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Robert O. Ballou, New York, 1933. Hardcover; 1st Printing. Condition: F. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition.. Signed and extensively inscribed by the author on an accompanying postcard. Fine 1st edition, 1st printing book, in a Fine 1st issue dustjacket with $2.00 price intact on lower front flap. Only 598 copies were printed by Ballou in 1933 (who went out of business after printing those 598 copies) and the book didn't have another edition till it was reprinted in 1935 by Covici Friede and Heinemann in the U.K. Tight and unread book with no previous owner markings, no soiling, clean page edges and the black upper page edges are very evenly dark and unspotted. There's just a tiny bit of softening to the binding cloth at spine ends, a tiny rectangular shadow to the cloth at the spine front-side lower edge and just a hint of bumping to upper binding corners to keep it from being As New. It is bound in light green cloth with still bright gilt lettering on the spine. The dustjacket has one tiny edge nick lower front-side spine end that's professionally repaired internally, and slight toning to the spine lettering but no fading or toning of other spine colors. Truly beautiful with no tears, chips or fading. The book comes with a postcard written by Steinbeck in 1952, very clear writing and signature and quite a lengthy inscription to a young woman who was collecting author signatures who was also involved in 4H activities. She had written Steinbeck about trying to win a trophy and he quotes her his favorite motto in both Spanish and English of 'If you don't want to fly beware of wings' and talks to her of 'food became more important than fame' and that he'd tried once to sell his trophy. The postcard was sent from Steinbeck's New York City 72nd St. address and has 'Steinbeck' as part of the printed sender's address on the card. It is in Near Fine condition - a few tiny age-toned areas, one corner tip that had been turned down at some point (no material loss), a tiny pin prick upper middle edge, and a tiny crimp (no material loss) to the lower edge. The postcard is safeguarded now in a removable archival heavy-duty (16 gauge, so stiff enough not to need a backing board) removable clear holder that lets you see both sides of the card while in the holder. Also included is a custom clamshell case, bronze spine label, with a patterned-design outside cloth covering complementing the book's dustjacket and a fully lined ivory-colored soft flannel interior. The card in its holder is housed in an ivory-colored soft flannel flapped-closure pocket built onto the inside of the upper lid of the case, with the ivory flannel overall just a bit age-darkened. The book's dustjacket is in a removable, clear mylar dustjacket protecter. Rare examples of both a Steinbeck inscription and signature, and of Steinbeck's 3rd book - which is his most scarce book to find in collector condition. ; 7-5/8" x 5"; 325 pages; Signed by Author. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 9393

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To a God Unknown: Steinbeck, John

Steinbeck, John

Published by Robert O. Ballou, New York (1933)

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From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Robert O. Ballou, New York, 1933. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by John Steinbeck on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with minor repair. This original dustjacket has all the first issue points present. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this true first edition SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Steinbeck First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1350299526

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