Cup of Gold With Letter to Steinbeck's Wife

    John Steinbeck. Four Books, including: Cup of Gold. New York: Robert M. McBride, 1929. First edition, first issue. Included with lot is a typed letter presenting this copy to Steinbeck's last wife, Elaine Anderson. Octavo. 269 pages. Publisher's mustard cloth with titles in black. Cloth is rubbed with minor wear to extremities. Spine mildly darkened. Rear panel is water damaged with spotting, mildew stains, and a few pieces of what appear to be newspaper affixed. Lacking dust jacket. Included with lot is a typed letter presenting this copy to Steinbeck's last wife, Elaine Anderson. Nice content to the letter, as the sender is an old friend of Steinbeck's from his hometown of Salinas, California and has several good Steinbeck reminiscences. Sender's mother's signature is on front pastedown with note explaining book was purchased by her at a drug store in Salinas in 1929. Also a note from Elaine included, presumably to a family member or friend. Overall, a good copy with a nice back story. [and:] The Moon is Down. New York: Viking Press, 1942. First edition, second issue lacking period on page 112. Octavo. 188 pages. Top edge dusty with light foxing to all page edges. Dust jacket is price clipped with minor toning and internal foxing. A very good copy. [and:] Cannery Row. New York: Viking Press, 1945. First edition. Clipped signature of Steinbeck tipped onto front free endpaper, which is corner clipped. Octavo. 208 pages. Rubbing to extremities with light soiling to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped with minor toning and edge wear. Overall, a very good copy. [and:] Sweet Thursday. New York: Viking Press, 1954. First edition. Lightly rubbed ends. Slight toning to endpapers with previous owner's embossment on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is lightly toned with minor edge wear. A very good copy.

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