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In Dubious Battle: Steinbeck, John

Steinbeck, John

Published by Covici-Friede (1936)

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From: Fiona's Rare Books (Annandale, Australia)

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About this Item: Covici-Friede, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. New York, Covici-Friede, 1936. First edition, first printing. Octavo; 349 pp. Tangerine-colored cloth, the spine ruled in red and title in black. Book in VG condition. In the original unrestored DJ with original price intact. DJ has large missing piece to top of spine and a small missing piece at bottom but is otherwise in G+ condition. Card with signature of author enclosed. Housed in a custom-made clamshell box. Signed by Author(s). book. Seller Inventory # 10031

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STEINBECK, JOHN.

Published by New York: Covici-Friede, 1936 (1936)

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About this Item: New York: Covici-Friede, 1936, 1936. First Edition. Signed by the author in 1936; signature a little blotted; a good copy in a worn and mended dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 15208

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Steinbeck, John

Published by Covici-Friede Publishers, New York (1936)

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From: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB (Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Covici-Friede Publishers, New York, 1936. First edition of this "dramatically intense, beautifully written novel" (The New Republic); the first book in Steinbeck's Dustbowl trilogy, which was followed by Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Steinbeck on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and a few short tears. Trade editions are rare signed. On publication, New York Times reviewer Fred T. March compared it to the "genial gusto" of the "picaresque" Tortilla Flat. He commented that "You would never know that In Dubious Battle was by the same John Steinbeck if the publishers did not tell you so." He called it "courageous and desperately honest," "the best labor and strike novel to come out of our contemporary economic and social unrest," and "such a novel as Sinclair Lewis at his best might have done had he gone on with his projected labor novel." In 1943, with Steinbeck now famous, Carlos Baker "revalued" the novel. He opened by saying "Among Steinbeck's best novels, the least known is probably In Dubious Battle." Steinbeck, he said, "is supremely interested in what happens to men's minds and hearts when they function, not as responsible, self-governing individuals, but as members of a group. Biologists have a word for this very important problem; they call it bionomics, or ecology." He said that "Steinbeck's bionomic interest is visible in all that he has done, from Tortilla Flat, in the middle Thirties, through his semi-biological Sea of Cortez, to his latest communiques as a war correspondent in England." He characterized In Dubious Battle as "an attempt to study a typical mid-depression strike in bionomic terms." In 1958, critic Alfred Kazin referred to In Dubious Battle and The Grapes of Wrath as "his most powerful books," contrasting them with Cannery Row and The Wayward Bus. President Barack Obama told the New York Times that it was his favorite book by Steinbeck. It is the basis for the 2016 film directed by and produced by James Franco, with a screenplay by Matt Rager. The film features an ensemble cast, consisting of Franco, Nat Wolff, Josh Hutcherson, Selena Gomez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Analeigh Tipton, Zach Braff, Bryan Cranston, Ed Harris, and Robert Duvall. Seller Inventory # 60027

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Steinbeck, John.

Published by Covici-Friede, New York (1936)

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From: Compass Rose Books, ABAA-ILAB (Kensington, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Covici-Friede, New York, 1936. Condition: Very Fine. Limited Edition. #6/99 copies, specially bound in black and light grey buckram, top edge stained rose, in publisher's black paper covered slipcase with spine label, without jacket, as issued. SIGNED by Steinbeck and Numbered on the concluding colophon. Book is Very Fine. Slipcase is Very Good or better, with moderate fading to closed end, minor wear to edges of open end, but sound. 349pp. Enclosed in a custom made clamshell box. Q09641. Seller Inventory # Q09641

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Steinbeck, John.

Published by NY, Covici Friede, 1936 (1936)

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About this Item: NY, Covici Friede, 1936, 1936. NY, Covici Friede, 1936, first edition. With publisher's black paper-covered slipcase with orange spine label, this is No. 23 of just 99 copies Signed by Steinbeck, this is also the best strike novel of the 20th Century, Steinbeck's best friend and philosophical mentor, Ed Ricketts, makes his first of many appearances in a Steinbeck novel, he appears as Doc Burton, Steinbeck would use Ricketts and their shared philosophy in many other novels, this was also Steinbeck's first foray into agricultural politics through his literature which ultimately led to his writing The Grapes of Wrath, the use of another character in In Dubious Battle, a communist, would lead to the untrue allegation that Steinbeck was a communist, that allegation would have negative effects on Steinbeck's life from then to the end of his life in 1968, Goldstone & Payne A5a, Morrow 43. Bookplate, else as fine as the day this book was made in a (as usual) very good original slipcase. Seller Inventory # JD30882

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In Dubious Battle: Steinbeck, John

Steinbeck, John

Published by Covici Friede Inc., NY (1936)

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From: curtis paul books, inc. (Northridge, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Covici Friede Inc., NY, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Black cloth spine, beige cloth boards, titled in gilt, red topstain. Limited edition #72/99 signed by Steinbeck to the colophon page. Fine condition, in acetate jacket in original slipcase, which is lightly bumped at corners, all housed in a fine custom clamshell box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 21374

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John Steinbeck

Published by Covici.Friede, NEW YORK (1936)

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

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About this Item: Covici.Friede, NEW YORK, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. " In Dubious Battle " by John Steinbeck. signed by the author on the limitation page. Limited Edition # 87 of 99 printed. First edition, first printing, an unread copy with 2 slipcases. A fine copy with fine acetate dust jacket. Published by Covici.Friede, New York 1936. Binding beige cloth, black spine, top edges stained red. spine printed in black. Black publishers case with orange paper label, printed in black. Text clean and tight, no names or markings, no bumps. Bookplate on front pastedown. slipcase has minor wear. all encased in a new marble covered slipcase. Published at $ 5.00. Only 99 printed !! very scarce signed and in this condition. Photos available upon request. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 006736

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STEINBECK, John.

Published by New York: Covici, Friede, 1936 (1936)

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From: Peter Harrington. ABA member (London, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: New York: Covici, Friede, 1936, 1936. Octavo. Original black cloth backing beige cloth boards, spine in gilt, red top edge, clear acetate jacket as issued. With original black board slipcase, printed paper spine label. Slipcase corners worn and with blemish on rear board, the book fine, an excellent copy. First edition, signed limited issue, number 4 of 99 copies signed by the author. Goldstone & Payne A.5.a. Seller Inventory # 116734

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In Dubious Battle: Steinbeck, John

Steinbeck, John

Published by Covici Friede (1936)

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

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About this Item: Covici Friede, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. A magnificent copy. This limited edition of 99 copies is authentically SIGNED by John Steinbeck. This copy is number 37. The book is in amazing shape and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning, and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy with the ORIGINAL publisher's slipcase SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Steinbeck First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-11413720494

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