STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968. The Red Pony.  New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937.

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STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.
The Red Pony. New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937.

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STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.
The Red Pony. New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937.
8vo. Publisher's flexible oatmeal cloth, ruled in grey, with a red pony device to the upper cover, spine lettered in red, publisher's card slipcase, spine lettered in black, and hand-numbered "13" in red, spine lettering faded, some soiling to covers, offsetting to endpapers, chipping to slipcase.
Provenance: Harold C. Patterson (bookplate).

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED, number 13 of 699 copies, signed by Steinbeck to the title page, with slipcase with matching number. Originally issued in only this limited edition, at a price of $10.00, with the country in a depression, The Red Pony did not receive much critical attention until it appeared in The Long Valley the following year and was called "almost miraculously good" (Lewis Gannett) and "a heart-breakingly true picture of childhood" (Clifton Fadiman). Goldstone & Payne A9a.
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STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968. The Red Pony.  New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937.
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