Pub Year

Title

Author

Publisher

Original Price

Pages

1937

Of Mice And Men

Steinbeck, John

Covici Friede

$2.00

186

The first Issue of the first printing has the word "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula" on the bottom of page 9. There is also a bullet between the two 8's on the page number of page 88. 2,500 copies of the first issue were printed. The book is beige cloth stamped in terra cotta and black, and blue top edge. The first printing dust jacket has the original price of $2.00 on the upper front flap.



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Picture of the 1937 first edition dust jacket for Of Mice And Men.

Picture of the 1937 first edition dust jacket for Of Mice And Men.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Of Mice And Men.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Of Mice And Men.

The first printing dust jacket has the original price of $2.00 on the upper front fla

The first printing dust jacket has the original price of $2.00 on the upper front flap.

Identification picture of Of Mice And Men.
The first Issue of the first printing has the word "and only moved because the heavy

The first Issue of the first printing has the word "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula" on the bottom of page 9.

There is a bullet between the two 8's on the page number of page 88.

There is a bullet between the two 8's on the page number of page 88.

Identification picture of Of Mice And Men.
Identification picture of Of Mice And Men.



Other first edition points for books by John Steinbeck include: The Grapes of Wrath, The Pearl, Sweet Thursday, East of Eden, The Wayward Bus, Cannery Row, The Moon is Down, The Winter of Our Discontent, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, Tortilla Flat.

          


Anonymous
January 4, 2009, 6:28 pm
new to the whole antique/collecting books...john steinbeck 1st edition 5th printing???from your site 1st edition 1st printing are pretty much the only books of true value??? thanks
Anonymous
January 14, 2009, 1:10 pm
With a few exceptions I would agree. Check out this page for more information about why it's all about first printings:
http://www.fedpo.com/FAQ.php
anonymous
November 16, 2010, 3:07 pm
How can I tell if I have the lst edition lst printing of the john steinbeck novel of mice and men from 1937 the book looks very old and has all the same look of the first edition except for the printing of the pendula on page 9 and the 8.8 Also there is not price on the dust jacket
joconnor@gmavt.net
June 12, 2012, 6:40 am
Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck - Dust cover states $1.95 a copy No. 29 - Copyright, 1937, By John Steinbeck - Distributed in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Doesn't have the wording on page 9 or the bullet between 88. Is there any value to this book?


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