Steinbeck, John, 1902-68.  Cup of Gold:  A Life of Henry Morgan...NY, 1929.  Inscribed to Sister Bet
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STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.
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Steinbeck, John, 1902-68.  Cup of Gold:  A Life of Henry Morgan...NY, 1929.  Inscribed to Sister Bet
Lot Details
STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.
Cup of Gold: a Life of Henry Morgan, Buccaneer. With Occasional Reference to History. New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1929. Yellow cloth printed in black, top edge stained blue, front edges untrimmed, dust jacket. Endleaves spotted with faint offset from tape on former jacket cover, jacket creased with small chips to head and foot of spine, 3 mm diagonal chip to lower right front panel.

First edition, first issue of Steinbeck’s first book, presentation copy, inscribed on front pastedown: “For my sister Beth whom I love very much John Steinbeck.” Additionally signed by his sister, Elizabeth Ainsworth, in pencil on front free endpaper. McBride printed 2476 copies of which 939 were remaindered and reissued by Covici-Friede in 1936. An outstanding family association copy of his first major publication. Goldstone & Payne A1a.
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