The Red Pony. With Illustrations by Wesley Dennis.
by Steinbeck, John.
Tall 8vo. NY: Viking, 1945. Tall 8vo, 131 pp. with 11 color illustrations. Publisher's grey and green cloth; color vignette of pony laid down on front cover and slipcase; illustrated endpapers, a very good copy as issued. First illustrated edition of this famous and classic collection of four stories by 1962 Nobel Prize-winner Steinbeck. “The first three chapters were published in magazines from 1933–1936, and the full book was published in 1937 by Covici Friede. The stories in the book are tales of a boy named Jody Tiflin. The book has four different stories about Jody and his life on his father's California ranch. Other main characters include Carl Tiflin - Jody's father; Billy Buck - an expert in horses and a working hand on the ranch; Mrs. Tiflin - Jody's mother; Jody's grandfather - Mrs. Tiflin's father, who has a history of crossing the Oregon Trail, and enjoys telling stories about his experiences; and Gitano - an old man who wishes to die at the Tiflin ranch.” (Wikipedia). Goldstone and Payne A9c. (Inventory #: 107578)
Bibles, theology and religion, Bindings, Early & Fine Printing, Illustrated Books, William Blake & His Circle, Illuminated Manuscripts, Private Press Books, T.F. Dibdin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Children's Books 1600-1950
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