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The Red Pony

By Steinbeck, John



"The Red Pony" is an episodic novella written by American writer John Steinbeck in 1933. The first three chapters were published in magazines from 1933–1936, and the full book was published in 1937 by Viking Penguin. 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.

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THE RED PONY

STEINBECK, John

New York: Viking Press, 1945. First edition thus. Near Fine. Large 8vo. Cloth. First illustrated edition. A near fine example with trace rubbing and the attractive bookplate of Joyce and Jules Buck to pictorial ffep. In a worn slipcase, split at edges (about good only). Housed in a handsome green cloth clamshell case. Warmly and somewhat cryptically INSCRIBED on title page beneath the image of the Red Pony by Steinbeck to the wife of film executive and Steinbeck collaborator/friend Jules Buck: "For Joyce with love / John Steinbeck / Horses aren't much for smartness - but they're nice. Maybe that's why - JS." Additionally signed by Steinbeck to the page preceding half-title. [Goldstone & Payne A9c]. Jules Buck was perhaps best known as the cameraman for John Huston's WWII documentary The Battle of San Pietro, still widely considered one of the finest examples of battlefield film-making. After the war he settled in Hollywood where he helped produce the classic film-noir The Killers (1946) and the influential detective story The Naked City (1948). After founding the brief-lived Horizon Pictures, Buck moved to 20th Century-Fox where in 1949 Darryl Zanuck asked him to assist Steinbeck in finalizing a draft of his long-awaited Zapata screenplay. Buck and Steinbeck "liked each other immediately" (Benson, John Steinbeck, Writer 651-52) and worked for a month on the script, with Buck first serving as Steinbeck's sounding-board and then typing "at John's battered old IBM typewriter" (652) while Steinbeck dictated. When they finished, Steinbeck was so pleased and appreciative of the results he suggested "'It should be put down by John Steinbeck AND Jules Buck'" (653), a suggestion Buck rejected. The Bucks and Steinbecks subsequently became lifelong friends with Jules and John considering a further collaboration and the two couples often visiting each other. A wonderful association and an uncommonly effusive inscription for Steinbeck, one especially apropos for this particular book.

  • Published: 1945
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First edition thus
Sold by: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller
$7,500.00

THE RED PONY

STEINBECK, John

New York: Covici-Friede, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo, [2] blank, 81 pages, [1] limitation page, [2] blank. Cloth. Spine lettering faint, else a near fine copy in original publisher's slipcase with light edgewear and dampstaining, (else also near fine). Handsome bookplate of Albert Crone, Covici-Friede associate, tipped to ffep. SIGNED 'John Steinbeck' at colophon. Copy 'J,' unrecorded in Goldstone and Payne A9a. While this copy uses the same limitation statement, it is likely one of a much more limited edition (52 copies?) and is printed on handmade Marais paper, while the colophon calls for La Garde paper.

  • Published: 1937
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller
$7,500.00

The Red Pony

STEINBECK, John

New York, Covici Friede Publishers,, 1937. Octavo. Original cream cloth over flexible boards, square panels ruled in grey, spine and front cover lettered in red, pony to front cover in red, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed; original glassine. Original slipcase, spine lettered in black and hand-numbered in red ink. A little rubbing to slipcase, a fine copy, rare in the original glassine. First edition, one of 699 numbered copies on handmade paper, signed by the author, this being number 5. This copy is from the library of Steinbeck's sister, Elizabeth Steinbeck Ainsworth, who died in 1992.

  • Published: 1937
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$6,141.75

THE RED PONY (SIGNED)

Steinbeck, John

New York: Covici-Friede, 1937. 1st Hard Cover Limited Edition Copy 'J,' unrecorded and not in Goldstone and Payne A9a. While our copy uses the same limitation statement, this lettered copy is likely one of a much more limited edition (26 or 52 copies). SIGNED 'John Steinbeck' at colophon. Tall 8vo. [2] blank, 81 pp, [1] limitation page, [2] blank. Printed on handmade Marais paper, while the colophon calls for La Garde paper. Original cream cloth, spine and sides ruled in grey, red pony to front board in red, spine lettered in red, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed; housed in original publisher's slipcase, spine lettered in black, and hand-lettered in red ink. Handsome bookplate of Albert Crone , a Covici-Friede associate, tipped to ffep. Spine lettering faint; front board slightly bowed else a near fine copy in slipcased (dampstaining to open edge & mid-spine; light wear to top & bottom opening). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

  • Published: 1937.
  • Edition: 1st
Sold by: Carpe Diem Fine Books
$6,000.00

The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John

NY, Covici Friede, 1937, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's numbered slipcase and its original glassine dust jacket, No. 599 of 699 copies Signed by Steinbeck, it is comprised of The Gift, The Great Mountains, and The Promise, printed on hand-made La Garde paper and printed by the Pynson Printers in September 1937 under the supervision of Elmer Adler, Goldstone & Payne A9a, Morrow 78, copies that still include the original glassine jacket are very scarce. Tiny chipping to glassine jacket, else a true beauty, fine, this is the best copy we have ever seen.

Sold by: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman
$5,500.00

THE RED PONY

Steinbeck, John

Covici Fried. As New/Fine. 1937. First Edition. Flexible Hard Cover.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author Limited Edition. 82 pp.Beige cloth over flexible covers. The book is AS NEW. The clear wrapper is FINE. No. 39 of 699 copies (written in red ink) on handmade La Garde paper printed by Pynson Printers .Signed by Steinbeck. In the publisher's slipcase, label on spine with No. 39 in red ink FINE. .

  • Published: 1937
  • Condition: As New/Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: the book store at depot square
$5,000.00

THE RED PONY

STEINBECK, John (SIGNED). Illustrated by Wesley Dennis

New York:: Viking Press,, 1945. Near Fine. SIGNED BY JOHN STEINBECK ON HALF TITLE PAGE without personalization. From the library of John Steinbeck with the usual stamp on the ffep "This Book Belongs / To Carol and / John Steinbeck". Also with printed label with the name "John Steinbeck" tipped-in ffep. A Near Fine hardback First Illustrated Edition First Printing with gilt lettering spine, paste-on color illustration of red pony front cover. In original Very Good+ cardboard slipcase with illustration paste-on paper title label. Slipcase with mild stains and wear. 8vo. 131 pp.

  • Published: 1945
  • Condition: Near Fine
Sold by: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB
$4,000.00

The Red Pony

John Steinbeck (signed)

Used, Good. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shipped quickly. Hardcover book.

  • Condition: Used, Good
Sold by: Winter Ventures Inc
$3,999.96

The Red Pony

John Steinbeck (signed)

Used, Good. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shipped quickly. Hardcover book.

  • Condition: Used, Good
Sold by: Winter Ventures Inc
$3,999.96

The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John, Illustrated by Wesley Dennis

New YorkNew York: Viking Press, 1945 Fine. First. edition. Beige cloth. Excellent. Color illustrations. Tall 8vo., Presentation copy inscribed and signed in full by Steinbeck. First illustrated and First Seperate Trade Edition. In pristine condition in the primary binding..

Sold by: Quaker Hill Books
$3,190.00

RED PONY

Steinbeck, John

New York: Covici Friede, 1937. # 233 of an edition limited to 699 copies signed by Steinbeck. Signed by the author. 81 pp. Hardcover. 8vo. Beige cloth. Spine lettering faded, else very good + in new tissue dust wrapper and new slipcase. Very good/Very good. (Insurance required to ship this item). Our online prices currently reflect a 20% discount for our Fall Sale. No further dealer discounts are available at this time.

Sold by: A. Parker's Books, Inc.
$2,700.00

The Red Pony

STEINBECK, JOHN

Covici Friede. First edition, number 81 of 699 numbered copies, signed by Steinbeck.. Faint stain on the spine; very good copy in the original publisher's (slightly worn) slipcase. Goldstone & Payne A9. Large 8vo, original decorated yellow cloth, untrimmed. Vignette title-page. One of Steinbeck's most attractive publications, designed and printed by the Pynson Printers of New York, under the direction of printer and publisher Elmer Adler. Both the slipcase and colophon page are numbered 81.

  • Condition: Faint stain on the spine; very good copy in the original publisher's (slightly worn) slipcase
  • Edition: First edition, number 81 of 699 numbered copies, signed by Stein
Sold by: The Brick Row Book Shop
$2,500.00

The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John

NY, Covici Friede, 1937, first edition. Lacking its original glassine dust jacket, but with the publisher's original slipcase, this is No. 117 of 699 numbered copies Signed by Steinbeck, The Red Pony is comprised of The Gift, The Great Mountains, and The Promise, printed on hand-made La Garde paper and printed by the Pynson Printers in September of 1937 under the supervision of Elmer Adler, Goldstone & Payne A9a, Morrow 78. Near fine in a very good slipcase.

Sold by: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman
$2,500.00

The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John

Viking, 1937. First edition, number 74 of 699 hand-numbered copies, signed by the author., 1937.. First edition, number 74 of 699 hand-numbered copies, signed by the author.. Spine slightly dull, still fine in fine, faintly worn slipcase.. Flexible tan cloth.

  • Published: 1937.
  • Condition: Spine slightly dull, still fine in fine, faintly worn slipcase.
  • Edition: First edition, number 74 of 699 hand-numbered copies, signed by
Sold by: The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA
$2,500.00

The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John

New York: Covici Friede Publishers 1937, 1st Limited Edition. () Very good. Quarto. Original publisher's cloth boards in original, but tattered, glassine dust jacket. Spine of dust jacket perished with chips missing. Spine of book a faded. In original brown paper slipcase with title and limitation number. Slipcase rubbed with paper missing from top of spine. Fore and lower edge of textblock uncut. Small bookseller's label to front free endpaper. Printed on handmade paper, internally clean and tight. Signed by Steinbeck in the colophon. Number 229 of 699 numbered copies. An attractively printed signed limited edition of the American great John Steinbeck's novella, the Red Pony. A scare Steinbeck publication, uncommon in original glassine, even in this condition..

Sold by: Aquila Books
$2,200.00

The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John

NY, Covici Friede, 1937, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is No. 562 of 699 numbered copies Signed by Steinbeck, The Red Pony is comprised of The Gift, The Great Mountains, and The Promise, printed on hand-made La Garde paper and printed by the Pynson Printers in September of 1937 under the supervision of Elmer Adler, Goldstone & Payne A9a, Morrow 78. The very scarce original glassine dust jacket is aged and is missing its spine, slipcase is lacking, else fine.

Sold by: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman
$2,000.00

The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John

New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937. Signed limited edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 81pp. Quarto [26 cm] Beige cloth covered flexible boards, with gray ink stamped linear square designs on the covers, and a red ink stamped pony vignette on the front cover. The date of publication has been stamped in Roman Numerals with red ink on the front cover. Top edge trimmed, other edges deckled. With publisher's slipcase (Same limitation number as the book). The book is in near fine condition. The title on the spine has faded. With the acetate dust jacket. The dust jacket is chipped, and has a loss from the bottom edge. The loss measures 3" wide by 1" deep. The slipcase is in good condition, with light rubbing and scratching to the surfaces and edges. There are several splits along the edges. There is also a small loss from one of the edges. Signed by John Steinbeck on the limitation page. Number 393 of 699. John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath in 1940.

  • Published: 1937
  • Edition: Signed limited edition
Sold by: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA
$2,000.00

The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John

n.p., Republic, 1949, first edition. A complete set of eight 11X14-inch color lobby card posters for this Lewis Milestone film that starred Myrna Loy and Robert Mitchum, screenplay credit is given to Steinbeck, there is a good book-tie used in the title (No. 1) poster artwork, others show scenes from the film that includes both Loy and Mitchum as well as Louis Calhern, none of these posters were in the Adrian H. Goldstone collection, but see Goldstone & Payne E16, not recorded by Morrow. Very good.

Sold by: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman
$750.00

The Red Pony: Original Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

STEINBECK, John

New York: Bantam Books. 1949. First. Color poster for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Myrna Loy and Robert Mitchum. Approximately 22" x 28". Very slight loss at the bottom edge, and a couple of very small tears in the margins, else easily fine. Boldly printed reproducing the front cover of the paperback depicting Loy and Mitchum, and other images from the film. Very scarce. .

  • Published: 1949
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
$750.00

The Red Pony

John Steinbeck

Viking, 1945. Book. Very Fine. Cloth in Box. Signed Clipped Signature. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very fine copy in a very good box.Couple of tape repairs to box.Rare clipped signature of Steinbeck tape to title page.The trade edition.Nice copy.Extremely Rare Signed..

  • Published: 1945
  • Condition: Very Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Jeff Bergman Books ABAA/ILAB
$650.00