New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937.
STEINBECK, John. The Red Pony. New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937.
First edition, one of 699 copies signed by John Steinbeck, this being number 629. Large octavo ( 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches; 251 x 175 mm). 81, [1, limitation page] pp. Printed on handmade paper by the Pynson Printers, New York, under the supervision of Elmer Adler. Vignette of a pony in orange and gray on title-page.
Original full beige cloth, stamped in gray and orange. Vignette of a pony in ornage repeated from the title-page on front cover, with date in orange roman numerals below. Spine lettered in yellow. Bottom and fore-edge uncut. With previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper. Cloth lightly foxed as usual. Still, a near fine copy. Housed in publisher's original cardboard slipcase with printed paper label. Label with matching limitation number 629 om spine. Some minor splitting to bottom of case. Still about fine.
This story, containing three episodes (I. The Gift, II. The Great Mountains, III. The Promise) in the life of farm boy Jody Tiflin of the Salinas valley. The story centers on how Jody matures after the loss of his beloved red pony.
Goldstone & Payne A9a.