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The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, John

first edition. NY, Viking, 1939, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. No book is more identified with John Steinbeck than this masterpiece which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and which was the source for the film version directed b...

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$15,000.00


The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, John

first edition. NY, Viking, 1939, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. His masterpiece and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in the correct first issue dust jacket as illustrated by Elmer Hader, this is an Author Presentation/Association Copy...

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$22,500.00


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Thompson, Hunter S

first edition. NY, Random House, 1971, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second book, "A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, illustrated by Ralph Steadman, this copy with an HST bookplate affixed to the front ...

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$1,250.00


The Winter of Our Discontent by Steinbeck, John

first edition. NY, Viking, 1961, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. One of 500 copies specially bound by the publisher for friends of the author and the publisher, includes the outer clear plastic dust jacket with just the words "Limited Edition...

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$12,500.00


The Short Novels of John Steinbeck by Steinbeck, John

first edition. NY, Viking, 1953, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is the correct first edition with 1953 on the title pages and with a list of other books by Steinbeck preceding the title page (unlike the Goldstone & Payne ...

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$300.00


Trout Fishing in America by Brautigan, Richard

first British edition. London, Jonathan Cape, 1970, first British edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. This was Brautigan's breakthrough and most famous book, a novel of imagination, photograph of Brautigan on front cover of the dust jack...

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$2,500.00


Saint Katy the Virgin by Steinbeck, John

first edition. NY, McIntosh & Otis, n.d. (1936), first edition. This is the typescript as submitted by Steinbeck's agents very likely to produce the signed/limited edition of this short story about a pig and its alleged virginity, it consists of ...

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$12,500.00


Cannery Row by Steinbeck, John

first edition. n.p. (NY), n.p. (The Viking Press), n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Advance copy, an uncorrected galley proof, bound in plain, unprinted tannish wrappers, printed on rectos only, a very scarce advanced state of this minor,...

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$35,000.00


Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour An Introduction by Salinger, J. D

Boston, Little, Brown, 1959, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. With "Seymore" instead of Seymour on page 173, first issue without the dedication page, only a handful of these first issues have been reported. Near fine in a ...

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$1,500.00


The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Wolfe, Tom

NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, illustrated with Wolfe's own drawings, not only is this copy Signed by Wolfe on the half-title, but it's a presentation from Ar...

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$1,250.00


The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Wolfe, Tom

first edition. NY, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1968, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is Wolfe at his best following Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters in the wild, wacky, wonderful, and turbulent 1960s, with the wonderfully psyc...

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$500.00


The Winter of Our Discontent by Steinbeck, John

first edition. NY, Viking, 1961, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is the limited edition, so stated on the acetate dust jacket that wraps around the traditional dust jacket as illustrated by Elmer Hader who also illustrated the dust jackets fo...

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$750.00


Tortilla Flat by Steinbeck, John

first edition. NY, Covici Friede, 1935, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. His breakthrough novel that follows the antics of Monterey's paisanos, this surface story is an allegory based on the Knights of the Round Table, this is ...

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$10,000.00


Your Only Weapon Is Your Work by Steinbeck, John

first edition. San Jose, Steinbeck Research Center, 1985, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Edited by Dr. Robert DeMott, this is a letter from Steinbeck to family friend and fellow author Dennis Murphy, issued on what would have been Steinbeck's 83...

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$200.00


The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by Steinbeck, John

first edition. This is a group of three carbon typescripts, all with holographic corrections by Steinbeck, and one carbon manuscript that comprise three chapters of what Farrar, Straus & Giroux published as The Acts of King Arthur and His Nobel Knigh...

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$25,000.00


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