Lot 233 of 360:
Cannery Row inscribed by John Steinbeck  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,140
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Cannery Row

Author:
Steinbeck, John

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Viking Press

Date:
1945

Description:

(8vo) original canary-yellow cloth, dust jacket. Fourth Printing.

Presentation copy inscribed and signed in pencil by John Steinbeck, to Dr. Forest M. Hinkhouse, on the front free endpaper, "For Hink, Viva Mexico, Mexico uber alles, John Steinbeck." Dr. Hinkhouse (1925-2004) was an art historian and museum administrator. Small rubberstamp of the American Book Store, Ave. Madero 25, Mexico City, to rear pastedown. It may presumed, or at least speculated, that "Hink" bought the book while vacationing in Mexico, and Steinbeck inscribed it to him while they were sharing margaritas at a dive bar near the book store.

The first, second, third, and fourth printings were all published in January, 1945.


Lot Amendments
This is a Fourth Printing. The first, second, third, and fourth printings were all published in January, 1945.

Condition:
Darkening to jacket, several chips and tears most notably at spine head, wear at folds and joints, price clipped; volume with darkening along rear joint; light offset to front endpapers, stains to fore-edge of text block; very good in good jacket.


 
Item number:
290214
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