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The Short Reign of Pippin IV
. n.p. (NY), n.p. (Viking Press), n.d. (April 1957), first edition, spiral-bound wrappers. Softcover. No. 4 of an unknown number of Author Presentation Proofs, this copy Inscribed to legendary bookseller John Scopazzi ("Dear John Scopazzi: Before you call the wagon, I can explain everything. This book sneaked up on me. Nobody can be more surprised than I was when it dribbled out on paper. I think it was imps. Yours, John Steinbeck"), and no one was more surprised than his editors and publisher when this book became a book-of-the-month selection as it is generally considered the least of all his published works, these unrevised galley proofs were printed on rectos only, two publisher labels are affixed to front cover, the first is numbered as #4 and includes publication information (with March crossed out under publication date with April written in), below it is another label with three paragraphs about the book (the $2.95 price has been marked out with $3 substituted), the proof has none of the preliminaries set in type nor any of the William Penn DuBois illustrations, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne, Morrow 240, now housed in a custom folding case. Very good.
      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ]
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