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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

The Viking Press, 1945 First. One of 52 signed and lettered copies, in addition to a stated limitation of 699 signed and numbered copies, this is letter "FF" of the lettered issue, signed by Steinbeck. There were likely 52 lettered copies, since double lettered copies such as this have appeared on the market. 1937, 1937. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED. STEINBECK, John. The Red Pony. New York: Covici-Friede, 1937. Octavo, original pictorial beige cloth, uncut, original numbered cardboard slipcase. Housed in a custom clamshell box. The three interconnected stories in this volume (a fourth was added in the 1945 edition) "examine the nature of life and of death and the relationship of the individual to the whole" (Benson, 288). Without original glassine. Goldstone & Payne A9a. Salinas Public Library, 27. Valentine 78. Interior fine. Cloth with slightest toning. Original slipcase lightly worn, with a small piece of the top edge of the case detached but present. A lovely copy in very nearly fine condition.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$8,000.00

Red Pony

STEINBECK John

1937. First Edition . Signed. STEINBECK, John. The Red Pony. New York: Covici-Friede, 1937. Octavo, original pictorial beige cloth, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7800.Signed limited first edition, number 567 of 699 copies signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page—this copy additionally signed and inscribed by Steinbeck on the title page: ""For Harald Baily from Steinbeck.""The three interconnected stories in this volume (a fourth was added in the 1945 edition) won praise on publication as ""pure gold… all three of these stories have more depth, intensity and variety than one could possibly anticipate"" (New York Times Book Review). To biographer Jackson Benson, they ""act as a moral fulcrum… These stories, with their child observer, examine the nature of life and of death and the relationship of the individual to the whole"" (True Adventures, 288). Issued simultaneously with an unrecorded lettered signed limited edition of somewhere between 26 and 52 copies. Without scarce glassine, slipcase. Goldstone & Payne A9a. Salinas Public Library, 27. Valentine 78. A fine copy.

$7,800.00

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.

$7,500.00

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 very good slipcase, neatly split at lower edge - the tan variant (see Goldstone & Payne A9c.2). 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. 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.

$7,500.00


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.

$6,000.00

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.

$5,578.50


The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John

New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Limited edition, signed by John Steinbeck on the limitation page. Copy letter W. While the limitation page states 699 copies were issued, this is one of an additional estimated 52 copies that were lettered. Tipped in on the front free end paper is an address label from McIntosh & Otis, Steinbeck's literary agency; though unmarked, this copy is from the estate of Eugene Winick, former president of the agency. Near Fine, with uneven toning to cloth. In a Poor, matching lettered slip case, which is fragile and incomplete, lacking the top and bottom panel.

$5,500.00


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.

$5,500.00

THE RED PONY

STEINBECK, John

NY: Ciovici Friede, 1937. First Edition, limited to 699 copies, this is number 341, signed by the author. . Large 8vo, pp. 81. A very good untrimmed copy in moderately worn oriignal slipcase. 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, The novella was adapted by Hollywood, with music by Aaron Copeland (1949).

$4,950.00


The Red Pony

John Steinbeck

Covici Friede Publishers, 1937. Hardcover. Very Good. Covici Friede Publishers, New York 1937. Limited First Edition. Limited to 699 copies. Number 298/699. Signed by John Steinbeck on the Limitation page. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic by the Publisher. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, light age toning. Light spots on the boards, light shelf wear.

$4,949.99

The Red Pony (Signed)

John Steinbeck

New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Limited Edition, Number 423 of 699 copies, in matching publishers slipcase with 423 in red ink on spine, nice and tightly signed by John Steinbeck in black ink on colophon page.Set in monotype Italian Oldstyle and printed on hand ade La Garde paper by Pynson Printers of New York, under the supervision of Elmer Adler. Beautiful printing with untrimmed fore and bottom edges. 81pages. The publishers glassine sleeve is not present. The Red Pony consists of three related short stories, "The Gift", "The Great Mountains", and "The Promise". No previous owner bookplate or writing, preliminary pages are spotless. The book is near Fine, a trace of sunning to spine and some very light foxing on very clean cloth. Boards decorated in square box pattern with the Red Pony on front board with date in Roman numerals. The slipcase is near Fine with just a trace bit of to head and heel of spine. A superior signed Limited Edition.

$4,250.00

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. .

$4,000.00

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..

$3,190.00


The Red Pony

John Steinbeck

New York: Covici Friede, 1937. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. New York: Covici Friede, 1937. Near Fine/near fine. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by John Steinbeck. This is the limited edition of 699 copies, this is copy 227. The book was printed by Pynston Printers on handmade La Garde paper. Book is bright and fresh, still in its original glassine, which has some chips as always. The cloth of the book is bright and fresh, tiny bit of darkening to spine -- still bright and clear, all gilt lettering showing with complete clarity. This is a fine copy with just a hint of darkening where the glassine has chipped. Pages are perfect, not a hint of foxing or darkening. The slipcase is VG++ or near fine -- no splits or cracks, numbered on the spine as issued. A beautiful, fresh copy. <br/><br/>

$3,000.00

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).

$2,700.00

The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John

Covici-Friede, 1937 Signed Limited. One of 699 signed and numbered copies, this is number 249. Signed by Steinbeck on the colophon page. Octavo, original pictorial beige cloth, uncut, original numbered cardboard slipcase. Cloth with slightest toning, spine more so; small tear at top of spine. Original slipcase lightly worn, with a small piece of the top edge of the case loose and a small piece missing. Comes in custom-made slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

$2,700.00

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.

$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.

$2,500.00

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.

$2,500.00

The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John

New York: Covici Friede Inc.. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed limited edition #320/699. Beige cloth covered flexible boards, stamped in gray/rust. Spine titles faded, two fingerprint- sized faint stains to front/back covers. Deckled edges. Fine acetate jacket. Original mildly rubbed slipcase, slightly split at bottom corner. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Signed by Author .

$2,249.99