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    "Horses aren't much for smartness..."

    John Steinbeck. The Red Pony. New York: The Viking Press, 1945. First illustrated edition, inscribed by John Steinbeck to Joyce Buck, wife of film executive and Steinbeck's collaborator friend Jules Buck: "For Joyce with love / John Steinbeck / Horses aren't much for smartness - but they're nice. Maybe that's why - JS." Additionally signed by Steinbeck on the leaf preceding half-title page. Large octavo. [2, blank], 131, [1] pages. Publisher's coarse beige cloth, colored illustration on a blue background pasted off-center on front cover, enclosed within a wide blue border, spine stamped in gilt on a blue background vertically from top to bottom. All edges stained blue and trimmed. Illustrated endpapers. In a slipcase, worn and split at edges, toned. Housed in a custom green cloth clamshell case. A bit of rubbing on covers. Bookplate of Joyce and Jules Buck on front free endpaper. A near fine copy.

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