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The Pastures Of Heaven

By Steinbeck, John




The Pastures of Heaven is a novel by John Steinbeck, first published in 1932, consisting of twelve interconnected stories about a valley in Monterey, California, which was discovered by a Spanish corporal while chasing runaway Indian slaves. Enchanted by the valley's natural beauty, the corporal names it Las Pasturas del Cielo or "The Pastures of Heaven.


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THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN

STEINBECK, John

1932. STEINBECK, John. THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN. NY: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. Hardcover, green cloth stamped in gilt, in a very nice original dust jacket. First Edition, first issue of Steinbeck's rare second book. [Goldstone & Payne A20a]. Brewer, Warren & Putnam published 2,500 copies of this title- 1,600 copies were bound but only 650 copies were sold. The remaining sheets and books were eventually sold to Robert O. Ballou and resold under that publisher's imprint. Signed presentation from Steinbeck on the front endpaper: "For Harold Bailey, John Steinbeck." One of Steinbeck's scarcest books, especially in a nice original dust jacket, especially signed, and especially in as nice condition as this copy! Near fine (just an extremely minor sliver fade at the head of the spine else covers, gilt and text bright, tight & clean; just a hint of browning to front endpaper; extremely minor wear & a few very, very tiny tears, about 1/16" inch; (few puckers to paper, very tiny smudge rear cover) d/j. $45,000.00.

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$45,000.00

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The Pastures of Heaven

Steinbeck, John

Brewer, Warren and Putnam, 1932 NY, Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932, 1932. NY, Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second book, Goldstone & Payne A2a, Morrow 14, this first edition is one of only 1,650 copies actually bound (from a print-run of 2,500 sets of sheets), only 650 copies were actually sold. According to Harry Thornton Moore in his first critical study of Steinbeck's works, The Pastures of Heaven "is the most popular of Steinbeck's three early books. It points the way to most of his subsequent writing.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket 2 mm shorter than the book. Housed in a custom-made collector’s slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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$25,000.00

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THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN

Steinbeck, John

New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. First edition, first issue. Hardcover. A near fine clean copy in a nearly fine dust jacket that has been expertly restored. One of about 650 printed. A short story cycle consisting of twelve interconnected stories about a valley, the Corral de Tierra, in Monterey, California which was discovered by a Spanish corporal while chasing runaway Indian slaves. Enchanted by the valley's natural beauty, the corporal names it Las Pasturas del Cielo or "The Pastures of Heaven."

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$17,500.00

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The Pastures of Heaven.

Steinbeck, John.

NY, Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second book, Goldstone & Payne A2a, Morrow 14, this first edition is one of only 1,650 copies actually bound (from a print-run of 2,500 sets of sheets), only a paltry 650 copies were actually sold, this was his first book with what could be called the Steinbeck "sound," the book is comprised of inter-related stories set in a valley that came to represent Steinbeck Country, in these stories something is not quite right with the inhabitants of this otherwise peaceful valley, according to Harry Thornton Moore in his first critical study of Steinbeck's works, The Pastures of Heaven "is the most popular of Steinbeck's three early books. It points the way to most of his subsequent writing," laid into the book is a 2.5X3.5-inch card Signed by Steinbeck which was a gift from Steinbeck's widow, Elaine, also laid into the book is an autographed note signed by Elaine presenting the card signed by her husband. Jacket verso is well-reinforced with tape, but it is still a very good copy.

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$17,500.00

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THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN

Steinbeck, John:

London: Philip Allan. 1933. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. Original green cloth with black titles to the spine, in both the printed dustwrapper and the original glassine. A stunning fine copy, without inscriptions or stamps, just a few light foxing spots to the tops edge of the text block. Complete with the very near fine lightly creased dustwrapper which has one small scuff to the spine. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the spine). The original glassine is also present, as issued. An exceptional copy, rare in the dustwrapper. The author’s international debut, this book being the first of Steinbeck’s to be published outside of North America. (Goldstone and Payne A2d.) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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$6,097.95

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The Pastures of Heaven

Steinbeck, John

Covici Friede, 1935. First Edition, 4th issue. Beige cloth binding, dark red titles, light green topstain. Book very good plus with unobtrusive date stamp to dedication page at binding edge. DJ, with price of $2.50 intact, very good with sunning to spine, one tiny (1/8") closed tear; in Mylar. Very rare with DJ. 294 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

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$3,250.00

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The Pastures of Heaven.

Steinbeck, John.

New York:: Covici, Friede,, 1935. . A Very Good plus copy with some light foxing to the boards in Very Good unclipped dust jacket with chipping to the head & foot of the spine, a small damp spot near bottom of spine and a closed tear. Previous owner name on front jacket flap. A very uncommon copy of Steinbeck's uncommon second book in a very collectible state. "The Pastures of Heaven" is a short story cycle consisting of twelve interconnected stories about a valley, the Corral de Tierra, in Monterey, California, which was discovered by a Spanish corporal while chasing runaway Indian slaves. Enchanted by the valley's natural beauty, the corporal names it Las Pasturas del Cielo or "The Pastures of Heaven." The stories are written in classic Steinbeck style; the lives of the families that relocate to the valley are portrayed with a mixture of humor and poignance. A recurring theme in the book is the pain caused when people try ineptly to help or to please others.The text sheets for this 4th issue are from the original 2500 sets printed by Brewer, Warren & Putnam for the 1932 First Edition of this title of which only 1000 sets were bound and only 650 copies sold. BW&P sold the remaining 1850 sets to Robert Ballou in 1932 who published approximately 1000 sets in 1932. Of the 850 remaining original printed sets, Ballou published an undetermined number of copies in the third issue. That number was probably in the 500 copies range and in 1935 Ballow sold the remaining copies (350?) to Covici Friede and this 4th issue appeared in 1935. .

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$2,000.00

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The Pastures of Heaven

STEINBECK, John

New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam. 1932. First. First edition. Probably a former private lending library copy with label on rear pastedown, and paper remnant of front pastedown, else very good lacking the dustwrapper. .

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$1,500.00

The Pastures of Heaven

John Steinbeck

Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Fine Copy With a Faded Spine As Usual. First Edition 1932/1932 Author's Rare Second Book.Tight Fresh Copy Without Wear.Gorgeous Copy..

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$1,250.00

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The Pastures of Heaven.

STEINBECK, John.

New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1932. First. hardcover. fine. 294pp., small thick 8vo, rebound in tan morocco, green leather spine label, gilt-stamped raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1932. First Edition. Fine.

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$1,200.00

The Pastures of Heaven

Steinbeck, John

London: Philip Allan, 1933 Goldstone & Payne, A-2d. Published in May of 1933, before Cup of Gold was issued in Great Britain in 1937, thus being the first of Steinbeck's works to appear in England. Very rare. Edges untrimmed and unstained. The page ends and the edges are browning as is usually seen. This rare Steinbeck British first has just been newly rebound in dark brown morocco & fine tan cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, 5 raised bands, marbled endpapers. No internal marks, names or writing. Very collectible. None available anywhere like this one.. First British Edition. Quarter-Leather Bound. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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$999.99

THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN

Steinbeck, John

BallOU, 1932. A GOOD FIRST EDITION in green cloth sunned spine. owner's name on fep. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering. "Robert Ballou" on spine and "Robert O. Ballou" on title page, which is tipped in.. Book. First Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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$551.25

The Pastures of Heaven (SIGNED)

Steinbeck, John

New York: Bantam Books. VERY GOOD for age. Text-block appears clean. Binding sound but front cover will lay open flat. Pages toning. Wraps bright. Just slight wear to extremities. Steinbeck's signature clear and bright.. 1952. 4th printing. SIGNED by John Steinbeck directly to title page. COA included from the previous owner who acquired this copy from the estate of Paul Valentine, the actor. Originally published 1932 by Viking. First Bantam May 1951. Mass Market Paperback. Pictorial wraps. Publisher's stain to all edges. 182pp.

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$390.00

The Pastures of Heaven

Steinbeck, John

VG/--. In lt. brown, linen cloth. Slight cocking to spine. No DJ, Without DJ California novel Covici/ Friede Publishers New York (1932) [1935] 1ST EDITION 4th issue 7 3/4 x 5 1/4", 294 pp., With Covici-Friede title page. Nice, clean copy. Bright. Scarce second novel.

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$360.00

The Pastures of Heaven.

Steinbeck, John.

London, Philip Allan, 1933, first British edition. Author's second book, lacking its dust jacket, Goldstone & Payne A2d, not recorded by Morrow, this was the first of his books published in Great Britain, very scarce. Ink name, spine panel color faded, else a very good copy of a poorly made book.

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$350.00

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THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN

John Steinbeck

5 x 7 1/2 in. 294 pgs. Book was remaindered and Robert Ballou bought up the copies, then tipped in his own title pg with copyright info in the same font. The line where a razor was used to cut the original away, and where the Ballou pg was glued on, is quite clear. Green cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine (Robert Ballou at base of spine. Upper edge of text block tinted black. Condition is GOOD ; no wear to corners or edges, covers very clean, spine slightly sunned and darkened. The lower front has a whitish spot across it, most likely from water, which is not evident in the text, which is verty clean. Then some damn mouse chewed a 1/2 inch crescent out of the edge of the lower front cover, gnawing a tiny bit of the pgs up to pg. 6. This rare first with the Ballou title pg is really in pretty nice shape, and is a prize for any collector of Steinbeck. And shelved, the tiny chewed area will never show. Fiction. RGR

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$175.00

Pastures of Heaven

Steinbeck, John

Viking, 1963. Hardcover. Near Fine. First reset edition. The jacket is lightly worn at spine-ends but is otherwise clean and very attractive. The price has been blacked-out with a felt pen

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$150.00

THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN

STEINBECK, JOHN

NY: THE VIKING PRESS, 1963. 1963 NEW EDITION, SMALL CHIP & CLOSED TEAR TO THE UNCLIPPED DJ, HAS A SMALL SPOT TO THE ARTHUR HAWKINS DJ., OWNER'S NAME TO FFEP.. HARDCOVER. VG/VG.

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$149.00

The Pastures of Heaven.

Steinbeck, John.

n.p., Solar Productions, n.d.(c.1957), first edition. This "made" film, presented here in VHS format, presents three stories from Steinbeck's second book of the same title, they are the Junius Maltby story, the Pat Humbert story, and the "Shark" Wicks story, each had been produced as part of the old "Omnibus" television series in the early 1950s, Eugene Solow and Brewster Morgan obtained rights to the segments and strung them together with accompanying footage of Steinbeck himself appearing on camera to introduce the film in general and each of its three segments, this "film" was then released in England and Europe, but not in the United States, very scarce, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne, nor the Morrow catalogue. Very good.

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$125.00

The Pastures of Heaven.

Steinbeck, John.

n.p., Solar Productions, n.d.(c.1954), first edition. This "made" film, presented here in the old Beta format, presents three stories from Steinbeck's second book of the same title, they are the Junius Maltby story, the Pat Humbert story, and the "Shark" Wicks story, each had been produced as part of the old "Omnibus" television series in the early 1950s, Eugene Solow and Brewster Morgan obtained rights to the segments and strung them together with accompanying footage of Steinbeck himself appearing on camera to introduce the film in general and each of its three segments, this "film" was then released in England and Europe, but not in the United States, very scarce, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne, nor the Morrow catalogue. Very good.

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$125.00