CUP OF GOLD. John Steinbeck.


New York: Covici Friede, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, second issue or the first Covici Friede edition, bound from the remaindered McBride sheets of 1929. Steinbeck's first novel, a swashbuckling fantasy concerning the pirate Henry Morgan, whose twin ambitions are to possess a beautiful woman called La Santa Roja and to conquer Panama, the "cup of gold". Octavo: 269 p. with the McBride colophon on the final page. Original maroon cloth binding, with gilt titles. An especially crisp copy, with a tiny bit of fading to the tips. The unclipped dust jacket is moderately toned, with some mild edgewear; otherwise very good. Goldstone-Payne A1b. Very good / Very good. Item #74534

Price: $1,500.00

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