5 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 1,000
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STEINBECK, John (1902-1968). Travels with Charley in Search of America. New York, .
8o. Original white cloth; dust jacket (a bit browned). Provenance: Dorline (presentation inscription from the author).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by Steinbeck on the half-title: "For Dorline with welsh rats from John and Charley Steinbeck." Samuel Hamilton in Steinbeck's East of Eden describes welsh rats as " the world sadness that rises into the soul like a gas and spreads despair so that you probe for the offending event and can find none." Ethan Allen Hawley in Winter of our Discontent refers to welsh rats or Weltschmerz as the feeling of "a goose walking over your grave." Goldstone & Payne A39a.
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