NY: Pynson Printers, 1936. First separate edition, and first edition of the epilogue. One of 370 copies. Signed by Elmer Adler, owner of the press, for presentation to Howard Eric. With a card signed by the author laid in. Presumably a subscriber, Eric's name nevertheless is not mentioned in Goldstone & Payne along with the other subscribers for whom the edition was intended. Contains several pen and ink drawings of rustic character, illustrating the text. In original marbled boards with orange buckram spine printed in black and ornamented with a leaf design, which also appears either side of folio numbers. Includes original glassine dust jacket, which is slightly chipped at extremities. A very fine copy overall, housed in tan cloth chemise and leather-backed slipcase with gilt stamping on spine. Steinbeck signature card laid in. Item #20505
(Goldstone & Payne A2f).