STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.
The Winter of Our Discontent. New York: The Viking Press, 1961.
Original black cloth stamped in black and silver, dust jacket, with additional mylar printed jacket. Spine with slight lean, both jackets with brief edgewear, but an excellent copy.
LIMITED FIRST EDITION, one of 500 copies, SIGNED & INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper by Steinbeck to Dennis Murphy, in full: "Dear Dennis - We live - but I wonder whether we learn anything," and with a note by Murphy below stating "As I told John - we don't." Dennis Murphy was the grandson of the doctor who delivered Steinbeck and said by some to be, along with his brother, models for the sons in East of Eden. Goldstone & Payne A38a.