Lot 417: Author: Steinbeck, John. Title: The Pastures of Heaven. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Covici-Friede. Date Published: (1935). Description: Beige cloth, spine lettered in red, wrap-around red line. First Edition, Fourth issue. Steinbeck's scarce second book. Fourth issue with tipped-in Covici-Friede title page. Though now one of the most popular of Steinbeck's three early books, it was not well received by the public when it was first released. The first edition had 2500 sets of sheets printed, of which 1650 copies were bound, but only 650 copies sold. The remainder of copies were sold to Ballou in 1932. Goldstone & Payne A2e. Lacking dust jacket, previous owner's name on front pastedown endpaper; near fine.
PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London
Thursday, 25th June 2015
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