29 June 2005
STEINBECK, John. The Pearl. New York: Viking Press, 1947.
8o. Illustrated by José Clemente Orozco. Original russet cloth; dust jacket (minor wear at ends of spine panel and edges); quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: Dorothy Olney (presentation inscription from Steinbeck).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by Steinbeck on the front endpaper: "For Dorothy with the hope that she will find one a little smaller and more negotiable John Steinbeck." Below the inscription Steinbeck has drawn a winged pig, which he referred to as a "Pigasus." Goldstone & Payne A25a.
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