Oct 26, 2023 - Sale 2650

Sale 2650 - Lot 210

Price Realized: $ 6,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
STEINBECK, JOHN. Of Mice and Men. 8vo, publisher's beige cloth, front cover and spine stamped in black and orange; dust jacket retaining $2.00 price, spine panel darkened, one cellotape repair on verso with small stain showing at top of rear panel recto, short closed tear to bottom of front panel; front endpaper lightly toned from laid in clipping now absent; custom 1/4 morocco pull-off case. Provenance: The Forbes Collection. First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper to the founding editor of The New Yorker Magazine: "For Harold Ross / John Steinbeck." With "pendula" on page 9, and a bullet between the numbers on page 88. Goldstone & Payne A7.a. New York: Covici-Friede (1937)