STEINBECK, JOHN. Cup of Gold. A Life of Henry Morgan, Buccaneer. New York: McBride, 1929. 8vo, original yellow cloth; pictorial dust jacket (spine faded as usual with ends a little frayed and touching letters at top, wear at some edges); tan half calf folding case. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE; top edge stained blue, and with the final blank. One of 1537 copies of Steinbeck's scarce first book (a novel based on the life of the pirate Henry Morgan). Goldstone & Payne A1a.