FIRST EDITION OF THE RED PONY, SIGNED BY STEINBECK
STEINBECK, John. The Red Pony. New York: Covici-Friede, 1937. Octavo, original pictorial beige cloth, uncut, original glassine, original numbered cardboard slipcase. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5500.
Signed limited first edition, number 132 of 699 copies signed by Steinbeck.
The three interconnected stories in this volume (a fourth was added in the 1945 edition) “examine the nature of life and of death and the relationship of the individual to the whole” (Benson, 288). Issued simultaneously with an unrecorded lettered signed limited edition of somewhere between 26 and 52 copies. Goldstone & Payne A9a. Salinas Public Library, 27. Valentine 78.
Only a bit of wear to scarce glassine. A beautiful copy in fine condition.