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Tortilla Flat by  John Steinbeck - first edition - from James M. Dourgarian, Bookman (SKU: JD27388)

Tortilla Flat

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Tortilla Flat

by Steinbeck, John

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About This Item

first edition. NY, Covici Friede, 1935, first edition, first printing, wrappers. Softcover.

The dust jacket is glued at the spine and then wrapped around the book, these wrappered copies were issued in advance of the hardcover, probably for review and/or promotion, this was Steinbeck's breakthrough book, it follows the antics of Monterey's Mexican-American paisanos, although it is actually an allegory story of the Knights and the Round Table, Goldstone & Payne A4a, illustrated by Ruth Gannett, this copy is an Association Copy being presented by Alice B. Toklas to an unknown recipient ("From Alice B. Toklas/Paris, March 1945), Toklas was the lifelong companion of Gertrude Stein, the first trade hardcover was one of 4,000 copies, this wrappered advance copy is one of just 500 copies, especially scarce with this association. Spine faded, else a very good, solid copy, scarce in this format.

Synopsis

Tortilla Flat (1935) is an early Steinbeck novel set in Monterey, California. The book portrays with great sympathy and humour a group of paisanos (fellows/countrymen), denouncing society by enjoying life and wine in the idyllic days after the end of the Great War and preceding U.S. prohibition. Tortilla Flat was made into a film in 1942. Steinbeck would later return to the some of the panhandling locals of Monterey (though not the Spanish paisanos of the Flat) in his novel Cannery Row (1945).

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Bookseller
James M. Dourgarian, Bookman US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
JD27388
Title
Tortilla Flat
Author
Steinbeck, John
Book condition
Used
Edition
first edition
Binding
Hardcover

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Association copy
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