New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937.
STEINBECK, John. Of Mice and Men. New York: Covici Friede, .
First edition, second issue. With page nine reset with words omitted and no bullet between the eights of the page numbers on p. 88. Small octavo (7 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 187 x 121 mm). -186, [6, blank] pp.
Original full beige cloth stamped in terra cotta and black on front cover and spine. top edge dyed grey. In the original dust jacket. A small bit of soiling to front board. Inner hinges with hairline cracks but holding firm. Jacket is price-clipped. Spine and edges of the jacket darkened. Some minor rubbing to edges of jacket. Overall a near fine book in a very good jacket.
This novella, one of Steinbeck’s most famous works, concerns the friendship of two migrant workers during the depression: the intelligent and caring George Milton, and the semi-retarded giant, Lennie Small. This beautiful and ultimately heartbreaking work was dramatized for the theater by Steinbeck soon after the publication of this book.
Goldstone & Payne A7b.