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Scarce John Steinbeck 1st Edition "The Pastures of Heaven" with Publishing Band

Scarce John Steinbeck 1st Edition The Pastures of Heaven with Ballou Publishing Band

 

1st edition hardcover copy of John Steinbeck's The Pastures of Heaven (New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1932), Steinbeck's second published book. With green cloth binding, gilt embossed front cover and spine, and partial wraparound promotional band reading: "This book, originally announced by another publisher, is now published by Robert O. Ballou / 347 Fifth Avenue, / New York, N.Y." With Ballou imprints on the title page and spine. Missing dust jacket. Expected wear including uneven fading to covers and oxidation of gilt lettering. Weakened binding. The interior is crisp and clean, with minor damage to pages 275-278. Else very good to near fine. 8vo. 7.75" x 5.5" x 1.625". 294pp.

 

The New York publishing firm Brewer, Warren & Putnam originally published this volume in 1932. Out of 2500 sets of sheets printed by Brewer, Warren & Putnam, the company sold 650 copies. The remainder of the approximately 1000 bound copies and 850 unbound copies were then sold to Robert O. Ballou in the same year and issued in an altered form. This is one such example.

 

The Pastures of Heaven is a collection of 12 interconnected short stories relating to a central geographical location: the Corral de Tierra in Monterey, California. In the story cycle, Steinbeck explores a range of characters of all walks of life, in a way that anticipated his later works of classic Western literature.

 

John Steinbeck, known for his terse writing style and sympathetic portrayal of American life, won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Steinbeck's most famous works Of Mice and Men (1937) and The Grapes of Wrath (1939) depicted the experience of poor migrants and agricultural workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.

 

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