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1 Steinbeck, John CUP OF GOLD
New York Covici Friede Inc. 1936 Second Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Overall- rarely seen in condition this good. Interior - All pages are intact and clean. They have slight age-toning so they are an off-white color. The paper remains thick and durable. There is faint browning to the edges of the pastedown endpapers. A previous owner's name is on the first free endpaper. There is no smell of smoke or anything else unpleasant. This book's interior is fresh and attractive, showing little sign of handling. Exterior - The book's boards lay flat and they are clean. They retain their original navy blue color, and the gilt stamping on the spine is fresh and bright. The corners are nice, as they are not turned. There is slight fraying to the cloth at the head and toe of the spine, otherwise the book looks untouched. The binding is perfectly tight and square, with the spine firmly attached to the textblock. Overall, the exterior of the book is worthy of such a rare collectible. Dust Jacket - The jacket is in very good shape and it is protected by a clear plastic cover. It retains its vivid, original colors. It folds correctly. There is a chip about 3/4" by 1/2" missing at the bottom of the spine, otherwise jacket is complete. The top of the spine has very small tears. The top and bottom of both the front panel and the back panel are solid. The jacket is clean. Overall, this is an attractive dust jacket that adds to the appeal of this book. 
The book comes in the dust jacket, without 'Covici Friede' on the spine. The jacket is clipped at all four corners, apparently by the publisher. The back of the jacket has information about another book published by Covici Friede. The book has 269 numbered pages and it measures about 8" by 5.5". ; 8vo; 269 pages; This book was copyrighted in 1936 by Covici Friede, and this is a second state of the first printing. No additional printing information is listed on the copyright page below the copyright date, but the book's boards are gold and navy blue instead of red. The first Covici Friede edition was comprised of the leftover sheets of the 1929 McBride edition (the true first) and were issued in red boards. This second edition is in the first state dustjacket with mention of Of Mice and Men on the front panel and no publishers name on the spine. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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2 Steinbeck, John THE MOON IS DOWN
Viking 1942 First US Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket; DJ is missing back flap . DJ LOST A CORNER ON BOTTOM SPINE-AND HAS SOME WEAR AND MINOR BUMPS ON SPINE AND IS NOW IN PROTECTIVE MYLAR. BUT INSIDE HARDCOVER IS as new -THE PAGES ARE WHITE AND SEEM UNREAD- NO TEARS, NO MARKS, NO UNDERLINES, NO OWNER NAME 
Copywrite page reads: FIRST PUBLISHED IN MARCH 1942. SECOND PRINTING BEFORE PUBLICATION; 8vo; 188 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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