signed first edition
1936 · New York
by Steinbeck, John
New York: Covici Friede, 1936. First edition. Near Fine.  25  pp. Square 12 mo, original gilt decorative boards, gilt cloth spine lettered in red. [Mt. Vernon, New York: S.A. Jacobs, The Golden Eagle Press, 1936] No. 84 of 199 copies signed by the author. Very light cover wear, otherwise in excellent condition. Preserved in a clamshell box.
Steinbeck's hilarious satiric parable of a pig converted to Christianity, offered as a Christmas gift to the friends of Covici-Friede, Steinbeck's current publishers. A slip laid into each copy (not present in this one) announced the imminent publication of Of Mice and Men.
Goldstone & Payne A6. Near Fine.
(Inventory #: 3317)