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    John Steinbeck. In Dubious Battle. New York: Covici-Friede Publishers, [1936]. First edition, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Octavo. 349, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's full orange cloth, boards and spine ruled in red, spine lettered in black, in original dust jacket. Jacket spine toned, some edgewear and a few short tears to edge of jacket, some thumbsoiling to jacket, cloth spine a bit toned, some rubbing and soiling to edges, some soiling to boards (tape residue?), front hinge starting, hinge facing final blank leaf also starting. Some tape residue to both pastedowns. Small ink notation to recto of rear free endpaper. Top of text block a bit scuffed. Still, a very good copy. Goldstone and Payne A.5.b.

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