STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968. Tortilla Flat. New York: Covici Friede, [1935].

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STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.
Tortilla Flat. New York: Covici Friede, [1935].

Sold for US$ 1,530 inc. premium
STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.
Tortilla Flat. New York: Covici Friede, [1935].
8vo. Publisher's original pictorial wrappers, utilizing original printed jacket designed by Ruth Gannett, custom cloth chemise and morocco backed slipcase, jacket lightly soiled, minor wear to extremities.

FIRST EDITION, ADVANCE ISSUE, of 500 copies presumably for promotional purposes. Loosely structured as a modern Arthurian legend, Tortilla Flat was Steinbeck's first book to be set in the Monterrey peninsula, and his first inarguable commercial and critical success. Goldstone & Payne A4a.
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