Lot 151: STEINBECK, JOHN. SAINT KATY THE VIRGIN, 1936, NUMBER 164 OF 199 COPIES (1 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 12mo (168 x 115mm.), FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, NUMBER 164 OF 199 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, printed in red and black, original gold cloth-backed patterned boards of gilt and orange, uncut, publisher's Christmas sentiment advertising Of Mice and Men loosely inserted, acetate, collector's quarter green morocco clamshell box
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate.
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Provenance: Kenyon Starling (1905-1983), Dayton, Ohio, business man and book collector, book-label affixed to box
Literature: Goldstone and Payne A6a