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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 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

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, 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.

$5,628.00


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

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: 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.

$4,454.99


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.

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.

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

THE RED PONY.

STEINBECK, John.

1937. 8vo, 82pp. Orig. cloth, in original slipcase. Very nice copy, with slight wear to top edge of slipcase. First Edition, number 71 of 699 copies signed by the author. Goldstone & Payne A9a. Baird & Greenwood 2338.

$2,200.00


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..

$2,000.00

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.

$2,000.00


The Red Pony

Steinbeck, John

New York: Covici Friede, 1937 First edition, limited issue of 699 numbered copies. Signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page. Publisher's light tan cloth, with an illustration to the front board of a pony in red, lettered in red and gray; housed in the publisher's light tan slipcase. Near fine, with some minor toning to the spine and boards, a faint spot of light soiling to the front board, else fine; slipcase with some wear to the extremities, small chip to the top. Overall, a bright and pleasing copy. The Red Pony is an episodic novella comprised of three short stories, "The Gift," "The Great Mountains," and "The Promise." It features the child protagonist Jody Tiflin, who lives on his father's California ranch. The first two pieces were originally published in 1933 in the North American Review, while "The Promise" was published several years later in the August 1937 issue of Harper's Weekly. The stories in this volume, which follow Tiflin's adolescence as he develops from a boy to a young man, are complemented by a fourth story "The Leader of the People" in later appearances (in The Long Valley in 1938 and the Viking Press' 1945 edition of The Red Pony, the first separate appearance of the complete quartet). Notably, The Red Pony was adapted into a film of the same name by Lewis Milestone in 1949.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

$1,750.00


The Red Pony (Signed)

John Steinbeck

New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Limited Edition, Number 537 of 699 copies,, 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. 81 pages. The publishers glassine sleeve and slipcase are 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 Very Good Plus, some sunning to spine with titles barely legible, foxing on front and rear panel of cloth binding. Boards decorated in square box pattern with the Red Pony on front board with date in Roman numerals. Text is very clean and near Fine. A clean but lightly foxed cloth boards, signed Limited Edition at a bargain price.

$1,325.00