344. Steinbeck (John) The Pastures of Heaven, first edition, first issue with Brewer/ Warren/ Putnam to foot of spine and rough-cut edges, unopened, ink ownership inscription to endpaper, endpapers lightly browned, original cloth, spine very slightly faded, otherwise fine, first issue un-trimmed dust-jacket, minor repairs and restorations to spine ends and corners, a little rubbed at head and foot, still in effect a near-fine copy, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, New York, 1932.
est. £4000 – £5000
A superb copy of Steinbeck’s second book, the first in which he began to develop the literary style that would come to dominate American literature.