Pub Year

Title

Author

Publisher

Original Price

Pages

1957

The Short Reign of Pippin IV

Steinbeck, John

Viking Press

$3.00

188

Copyright page states "FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1957" and printed "BY AMERICAN BOOK-STRATFORD PRESS, INC. NEW YORK". Boards are red cloth with embossed design and diamond pattern, and a cloth spine. The true first edition lacks a book club blind stamp on the bottom right corner of the back board. Back dust jacket flap has reviews and listings of other Steinbeck titles.

The book club edition lacks the Stratford Press statement on the copyright page and has an blind stamp on the bottom corner of the back board. The book club dust jacket lacks a price and the back flap is blank.



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Other first edition points for books by John Steinbeck include: The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice And Men, The Pearl, Sweet Thursday, East of Eden, The Wayward Bus, Cannery Row, The Moon is Down, The Winter of Our Discontent, Tortilla Flat, The Long Valley.

           



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