New York: McBride, 1929.
First edition, first binding. Small gift inscription, a few pages roughly opened with small chips at the edges of the pages, light wear at the spine ends, a very good copy in an attractive, first issue dustwrapper that has been professionally restored, mostly at the spine and spinal extremities, and appears near fine. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. Housed in a quarter morocco and marbled paper clamshell case. One of only 600 copies issued in the first issue binding and jacket, of a total first edition of only 1537 copies of all three issues printed. Steinbeck's first book, a novelized version of the life of the pirate Henry Morgan.