STEINBECK, John and Edward F. RICKETTS. Sea of Cortez. New York, 1941. 8o. Original green cloth stamped in silver, pictorial endpapers depicting map of Gulf of California (corners rubbed). Dust jacket printed in orange and blue with motif of sea waves designed by W. V. Eckardt (edges rubbed, chipped at corners and lower edge). Cloth case. FIRST EDITION. INSCRIBED by Ricketts at time of publication on verso of front free endpaper: "Dec. 9 - 1941 To Dr. Hoyt, who, as family physician to both of us, will be interested in our joint product. The Authors. EF Ricketts". Goldstone & Payne A15b.