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    John Steinbeck Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 8.25" x 11", Pacific Grove, California, January 17. Written on his personal letterhead, a letter to "Dave" sending thanks. In part: "You are a good friend... Max told me how you covered for me. I would do the same for you. It happens that it isn't necessary but you didn't know that and you covered anyway..." "Max" is most likely Steinbeck's longtime friend Max Wagner. Wagner served as inspiration for Steinbeck's novel The Red Pony; and his wife is accredited as being Steinbeck's first writing coach. Flattened folds with some wrinkling, and ink smudging. There is a small tear, with paper loss along the right margin, not affecting any text. Signed, "John."

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    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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