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Last Operas and Plays

By: Stein, Gertrude; Van Vechten, Carl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rinehart & Co., Inc.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2095810

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards a bit soiled, ink owner stamp on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1949 Hard Cover. xix, 480 pp. 8vo. In the more than 75 plays Gertrude Stein wrote between 1913 and 1946, she envisioned a new dramaturgy, beginning with the pictorial conception of a play as a landscape. She drew into her plays the daily flow of life around her - including the natural world - and turned cities, villages, parts of the dramatic structure, and even her own friends into characters. She made punctuation and typography part of her compositional style and chose words for their jo... View more info

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Legal Spectator (SIGNED)

By: Stein, Jacob A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: G. Psalmanazer Press: 1981

Edition: Revised Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1730016

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('To Sue, Good luck with all my books, Jacob, 2/7/94'). 1981 Hard Cover. ix, 351 pp. 8vo. A collection of essays (all formerly in various periodicals) concerning the American legal system. View more info

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The Moon is Down: A Novel

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1852586

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state. Boards lightly soiled, front free endpaper removed, jacket edges rubbed with minimal loss from spine foot, jacket lightly toned. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. Original blue cloth, silver titles. A military novella clearly intended to mirror World War II and the occupation by the Nazis, although in this story the occupying nation remains unnamed. It was written to encourage resistance among the oppressed. View more info

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Cannery Row

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1945

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2199022

Condition: Good


1945 4th printing, includes wartime statement on copyright page. Lacks jacket. Boards a bit soiled, ink name on front endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. 181 pp. 8vo. Yellow cloth boards. Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. Cannery Row is his study of American life in Monterey, California. View more info

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The Moon is Down: A Novel

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200387

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state. Minor damage to bottom corner, jacket edges rubbed. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, silver titles. A military novella clearly intended to mirror World War II and the occupation by the Nazis, although in this story the occupying nation remains unnamed. It was written to encourage resistance among the oppressed. View more info

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The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1957

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2279325

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Heristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin?s wife, Queen Marie, who ?might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant?; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamour-struck daughter and her beau, the son of the so-called 'egg king' of Petaluma, California; and a motley crew of courtiers ... View more info

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The Pastures of Heaven (Bantam 899)

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bantam Books, New York: 1951

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2059255

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Pages toned, edges lightly rubbed. 1951 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 182 pp. This novel has ben cited by some critics as the most representative of Steinbeck's versatile gifts. This simply-told story of a California community living in a long valley floored with green pasturage, has all the liteary qualities which have made its author famous-the clear-cut characterization, the carefully detailed background, the incisive incident, the purposeful but unlabored pointing up of the inherent ironies in human hope and endeavor. View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2184585

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Lacks jacket. Spine slightly toned, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 619 pp. 8vo. Original beige cloth, brown titles & wrap-around image of the Joads headed to the mountains, blue top page ridge. Battle Hymn of the Republic music printed on endpapers. Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940. The work did much to publicize the injustices of migrant labor. The narrative, ... View more info

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The Winter of Our Discontent

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1961

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2197411

Condition: Good


Book club edition. Front hinge just starting, jacket edges rubbed with a few small tears and minor loss from corners. 1961 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 281 pp. 8vo. In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had “resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American.” Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of the novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With the decline in their st... View more info

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The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, From the Winchester Manuscripts of Thomas Malory & Other Sources

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine Books: 1977

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2197627

Condition: Very Good


Book club paperback. Rear wrapper corner toned and lightly creased. 1977 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 451 pp. Steinbeck's first posthumously published work, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights is a reinterpretation of tales from Malory's Morte d'Arthur. In this highly successful attempt to render Malory into Modern English, Steinbeck recreated the rhythm and tone of the original Middle English. View more info

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The Red Pony

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1955

Seller ID: 2198150

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned. 1955 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A young boy and his beloved horse face obstacles in the rolling hills of California. View more info

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The Red Pony

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1955

Seller ID: 2198151

Condition: Good


Light edge wear, underlining. 1955 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A young boy and his beloved horse face obstacles in the rolling hills of California. View more info

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The Short Reign of Pippin IV

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1958

Seller ID: 2198154

Condition: Good


Edge wear. 1958 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin's wife, Queen Marie, who might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamour-struck daughter and her beau, the son of the so-called egg king of Petaluma, California;... View more info

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2205335

Condition: Very Good


15th printing, Nobel statement and $4.95 list price on jacket. Jacket toned, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 246 pp. 8vo. Map illustrated endpapers. Steinbeck's account of his travels through forty states with his dog Charley, a trip he took to reacquaint himself with the America that had been the subject of his writing for the last two decades. View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath (Bantam No. 7)

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1945

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2207445

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1945 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and mor... View more info

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A Russian Journal

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1970

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2198170

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 218 pp. Steinbeck and a friend travel through post-war Russia. View more info

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The Moon is Down: A Novel

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Sun Dial Press, New York: 1943

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2184582

Condition: Very Good


First photoplay edition. Jacket edges rubbed with minimal loss from corners, ink name on top of first text page.Good. 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. Film stills on jacket, plates of scenes from motin picture throughout text. A novel focusing on the occupation of a small town during World War II, which inspired a film of the same name the following year. Written with a purpose to motivate resistance movements in occupied countries, it cleverly avoids mentioning names of countries, though it clearly depicts events mirroring the German occupation of No... View more info

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Tortilla Flat: Photoplay Edition

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1935

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2184588

Condition: Very Good


First photoplay edition (1942). Jacket lightly rubbed with minimal loss from corners.Very Good. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 316, [1] pp. 8vo. Jacket features image of Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamar, and John Garfield, who starred in the 1942 motion picture adaptation. A novel by the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. View more info

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To a God Unknown

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1943

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2184607

Condition: Very Good


First printing of World's Tower Books reissue. Rochester Typographical Union Lending Library sticker and checkout list on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss and tears to corners.Good. 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, in which a New England farmer moves to California to make a better life. One of Steinbeck's scarcer titles. View more info

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The Red Pony (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2261956

ISBN: 0140177361

Condition: Near Fine


Pages faintly toned. 1992 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 100 pp. Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, the hot-tempered pony his father gives him. With Billy Buck, the hired hand, Jody tends and trains his horse, restlessly anticipating the moment he will sit high upon Gabilan's saddle. But when Gabilan falls ill, Jody discovers there are still lessons he must l... View more info

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2262798

Condition: Very Good


20th printing, Nobel statement and $4.95 list price on jacket. Very good in good jacket. Jacket toned, jacket rubbed. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 246 pp. 8vo. Map illustrated endpapers. Steinbeck's account of his travels through forty states with his dog Charley, a trip he took to reacquaint himself with the America that had been the subject of his writing for the last two decades. View more info

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America and Americans

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1966

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2266461

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing before publication. Jacket price clipped, 1 inch closed tear on front jacket corner, jacket toned. 1966 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 207, [1] pp. By the Nobel Prize winning author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. Illustrated with pictures by 55 photographers. CONTENTS: Foreword; E Pluribus Unum; Paradox and Dream; Government of the People; Created Equal; Genus Americanus; The Pursuit of Happiness; Americans and the Land; Americans and the World; Americans and the Future; Afterword; Acknowledgments. View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath (Bantam No. 7)

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1945

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2266632

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Edges rubbed, two 1 inch closed tears along spine, wrappers beginning to delaminate. 1945 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 570 pp. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Hav... View more info

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Of Mice and Men

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Triangle Books: 1943

Seller ID: 2267115

Condition: Good


Reissue. Pages toned, boards lightly soiled. 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 186, [2] pp. 8vo. They are an unlikely pair: George is small and quick and dark of face; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a family, clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the... View more info

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Of Mice and Men

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2267543

ISBN: 0140177396

Condition: Very Good


Ink numbers on page ridge, light general wear. 1993 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 107 pp. They are an unlikely pair: George is small and quick and dark of face; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a family, clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in ... View more info

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Tortilla Flat; Of Mice and Men; Cannery Row

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2269267

Condition: Near Fine


A couple tiny blemishes along edges. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 447, [3] pp. 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Three of Steinbeck's most popular novellas in one volume. View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath & Other Writings 1936-1941: The Long Valley; The Grapes of Wrath; The Log from the Sea of Cortez; The Harvest Gypsies

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $18.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2270181

ISBN: 1883011159

Condition: Near Fine


7th printing. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1067 pp. The second volume in The Library of America’s authoritative edition of John Steinbeck features his acknowledged masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. Written in an incredibly compressed five-month period, the novel had an electrifying impact upon publication in 1939, unleashing a political storm with its vision of America’s dispossessed struggling for survival. It continues to exert a powerful influence on American culture, and has inspired artists as diverse as John Ford, Woody... View more info

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Novels and Stories, 1932-1937: The Pastures of Heaven; To a God Unknown; Tortilla Flat; In Dubious Battle; Of Mice and Men (The Library of America 72)

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $18.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1994

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2270182

ISBN: 1883011019

Condition: Near Fine


7th printing. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 909 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of novels by the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning American author best known for The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men. Chronology and notes following text. Includes: The Pastures of Heaven; To a God Unknown; Tortilla Flat; In Dubious Battle; Of Mice and Men. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to keep class... View more info

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Novels and Stories, 1942-1952: The Moon is Down; Cannery Row; The Pearl; East of Eden (The Library of America 132)

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $18.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2001

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2270183

ISBN: 1931082073

Condition: Near Fine


6th printing. Includes publisher's slipcase. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 983 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of novels by the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning American author best known for The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to keep classic works of American literature and history in print as a way of preserving cultural heritage. This third volume in The Library of America's a... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1939

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2270200

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1939 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 473, [1] pp. 8vo. Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940. The work did much to publicize the injustices of migrant labor. The narrative, interrupted by prose-poem interludes, chronicles the struggles of the Joad family's life on a failing Oklahoma farm, their difficult journey to California, and their disillusionment once they arrive th... View more info