Three Steinbeck First Editions

    John Steinbeck. Three First Editions, including: The Log from the Sea of Cortez. New York: The Viking Press, 1951. First edition. Octavo. 282 pages. Maroon cloth with the front and spine lettered in gilt. Top edge stained red. Original dust jacket with minor rubbing and soiling, and some small closed tears. [and:] The Pearl. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First edition, second issue dust jacket. Octavo. 122 pages. Tan cloth with the front board illustrated in black and the spine lettered in gilt. Original dust jacket with a photograph of Steinbeck looking to his right. Very minor bumping to the binding. Some rubbing, toning and cracking to the dust jacket. [and:] The Winter of Our Discontent. New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First trade edition. Octavo. 311 pages. Bright blue cloth with the front board blind-stamped and the spine partially stamped in black and lettered in silver. Top edge stained blue. Original dust jacket. Very small open tear to the top edge of the spine. All volumes in this lot in very good or better condition.

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    Note: The Log from the Sea of Cortez. The narrative portion of the book, Sea of Cortez, by John Steinbeck and E. F. Ricketts, 1941, here reissued with a profile "About Ed. Ricketts".

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