Travels With Charley

Publisher viking Press
Year 1962
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 246
Condition Fine
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The Viking Press 1962. FIRST EDITION, first printing (first state, top edge not dyed.) Excellent condition, Travels With Charley -- From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Grapes of Wrath! Rare to find this book in the true first printing in this condition! Hand signed by Steinbeck without inscription in black pen on dedication page. Equally scarce first issue of dust jacket without Nobel Prize mention and $4.95 price. Jacket design by Don Freeman, photograph of author and painting of Charley on rear. Ivory cloth, small sketch of Charley on front board by Don Freeman, black and brown lettering on spine, boards very clean. Very nice, endpapers illustrated w/map of Steinbeck and Charley's journey drawn by Don Freeman. Interior is very crisp clean and tight. White ribbed cloth stamped in dark brown and black, in cream dust wrapper printed in tan and black. Fine. Lovely, clean bright copy. Goldstone A39. The sort of late summing-up and disillusioned look at the home country typical of ambitious American novelists. Uncommon now in the first. Steinbeck's account of his American odyssey in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante, accompanied by his French poodle, Charley - unaccountably scarce for a relatively recent and popular book. Hand signed by John Steinbeck. Acquired from collection of noted university professor. 246 pages.