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To buy, sell or consign a John Steinbeck first edition such as the “Cup of Gold” we just sold for $9,000, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982. Thank you.
We often have a John Steinbeck first edition, autograph or letter in one of our auctions — we’ve even sold an item directly from the John Steinbeck estate — but this month, we have a rare John Steinbeck first edition. See below:
John Steinbeck First Edition of ”Cup of Gold” — In Scarce First Edition Dust Jacket
First printing of John Steinbeck first edition, first book, ”Cup of Gold”. New York: McBride, 1929. One of only 1,537 copies printed, this volume still retains the very rare unclipped first edition dust jacket, showing the original price of $2.50. First edition has matching dates of 1929 on the title and copyright pages, and with ”First Published, August, 1929” at the top of the copyright page. Measures 5.5” x 8”. Very handsome copy is bound in yellow-gold cloth stamped in black, with top edge blue. Very light soiling and wear to book, otherwise near fine. Dust jacket is restored for display by noted conservator John Pofelski, otherweise near fine condition. An excellent John Steinbeck first edition. Sold for $9,000.
Bidding starts at $5,000 here: John Steinbeck First Edition of ”Cup of Gold”
In the past, we have sold the following items similar to a John Steinbeck first edition:
John Steinbeck Personally Owned & Custom Engraved Family Heirloom Silver Punch Bowl — With LOA From Thomas Steinbeck
Silver punch bowl from the wedding of John Steinbeck. Gorgeous, gleaming silver plated bowl is engraved, ”John & Elaine”, with the date of their wedding beneath, ”December 28, 1950”. The opposite side is engraved with the wedding date and names of John Steinbeck’s son and daughter in law, ”Thomas & Gail / June 10, 1995”. Bowl measures 10” in diameter across the mouth, upon a stepped foot measuring 6.25” in its diameter. Measures 6.5” in height. Bears the maker’s mark of Prill Silver Company. Accompanied by a Hagerty Silversmith Cloth zippered bag. Some scratching near the inscription to the younger Steinbeck and inside the bowl, else near fine. While Steinbeck books are found in collecting, seldom are his personal effects or apparel available. With an LOA from his son Thomas Steinbeck. Sold for $3,125.
John Steinbeck First Edition Signed of “The Grapes of Wrath” — Inscribed to Daughter of Journalist & Social Commentator Heywood Broun
John Steinbeck first edition, 11th printing of the “The Grapes of Wrath” signed by its author, John Steinbeck. Viking Press: New York: 1940. Signed with tongue-in-cheek inscription referring to journalist Heywood Broun: “For Pat Broun / Why I knew her fadder / John Steinbeck / and I like her” above an image of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” on the front free endpaper. The poignant story of one family’s emigration from dustbowl Oklahoma to California is an epic American novel, contributing to Steinbeck’s Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. 5.25″ x 7.75″ clothbound book with original dustjacket showing moderate paper loss at spine is in very good condition. A stellar John Steinbeck first edition. Sold for $1,950.53.
”The Grapes of Wrath” signed by its author, John Steinbeck. Viking Press: New York: 1963. Signed by the author the year after he received the Nobel Prize, and a few years before his death: ”For M. Klemaszewski from John Steinbeck 11/20/63” on the half-title page. A fine example of Steinbeck’s epic American novel, which largely contributed to his winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. 5” x 7.75” book runs 619pp. Partial separation of front hinge, limited soiling to boards and light wear on both joints. Very good condition. Not a John Steinbeck first edition. Sold for $1,562.
John Steinbeck First Edition of Signed “East of Eden”
John Steinbeck first edition signed of “East of Eden.” New York: Viking Press: 1952. One of just 1,500 first edition copies signed by the author, 750 of which were intended for private distribution. Signed, “John Steinbeck” in blue ink to limitation page. Bound in publisher’s green cloth boards with titles stamped in gilt on the front board and spine. Spine lettering worn, very light wear and a gift inscription on the front pastedown. In very good condition. A beautiful John Steinbeck first edition. Sold for $1,470.03
John Steinbeck First Edition, First Printing Signed ”The Short Novels of John Steinbeck” — in Original Dustjacket
John Steinbeck first edition signed, first printing of ”The Short Novels of John Steinbeck,” Viking: New York: 1953. The Nobel Prize-winning author inscribes the front free endpaper: ”For Hank Pearson / with best wishes / John Steinbeck / New York 1953”. This first edition in its original dustjacket is a compilation of six of his moving stories: ”Tortilla Flat,” ”The Red Pony,” ”Of Mice and Men,” ”The Moon is Down,” ”Cannery Row” and ”The Pearl.” Bound in brick red cloth boards with black lettering. Top edge yellow. Original grey and orange unclipped dustjacket is near fine. Book has small areas of discoloration on signature page and rear free endpaper, else fine. A rare John Steinbeck first edition. Sold for $1,250.
Rare John Steinbeck’s First Edition of First Book, “Cup of Gold”
Rare John Steinbeck first edition of John Steinbeck’s first novel, “Cup of Gold: A Life of Henry Morgan, Buccaneer.” Robert M. McBride & Company: New York: 1929. The historical novel, of which only 1,537 first edition copies were printed, tells the story of the pirate’s sacking of Panama City. The 269pp. volume without dustjacket, measuring 5.25″ x 8.25″, has blue top edges, as present in the first edition copies. Minor wear to boards and separation of binding inside backstrip. Overall very good. A rare title John Steinbeck first edition. Sold for $1,000.
To buy, sell or consign a John Steinbeck first edition, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982. Thank you.