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The Pastures of Heaven by  John Steinbeck - Hardcover - First Edition - 1932 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

The Pastures of Heaven

by Steinbeck, John

Condition: Very Good


New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, third issue with Robert Ballou imprint on spine and title page, which is a cancel. Very Good, with spine heavily faded and covers faded along edges, gilt stamping is oxidized. Pages toned. A solid copy, lacking the scarce dust jacket.

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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