New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937 First edition, first issue, with "pendula" on page 9 and a dot in the middle of the page number on page 88. Publisher's light tan cloth, stamped in orange and black; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with an illustration of farmers standing in a field to the front panel in blue, green, navy and orange, lettered in navy. Book fine; unclipped dust jacket, with some light toning to the spine, minor rubbing to the extremities, tear to the rear hinge at the spine tail with some discreet tissue reinforcements on the verso, short closed tears to the top edge of the rear panel, minor soiling to the otherwise fresh panels. Overall, a very clean and near fine copy. Based on Steinbeck's own experiences as a ranch hand in California, Of Mice and Men tells the story of two displaced migrant workers and the hardships they face as a result of the Great Depression. As a result of its controversial social commentaries, Of Mice and Men has been historically subject to censorship and remains on the American Library Association's list of "Most Challenged Books of the 21st Century.". 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near/Dust Jacket Included. (Inventory #: JS077)
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