The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck (1951) first edition book

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John Steinbeck - The Log from the Sea of Cortez: Being the Narrative Portion of Sea of Cortez, the report of the Steinbeck-Ricketts expedition in the Gulf of California with a new prefatory section, 'About Ed Rickets'

New York: Viking Press, 1951. First edition, first printing. The present volume reproduces the non-scientific section of 'The Sea of Cortez' published ten years earlier with the addition of a short biography of Ricketts, who died in 1948. Hardcover. Octavo. Maroon cloth binding. Red topstain. 282 pp. Very good condition. Former owner's name label sticker at top of front free endpaper, and name handwritten in ink on front endpaper verso. No other markings. FACSIMILE dust jacket is in fine, brand-new condition; it is a faithful imitation of the book's first edition dust jacket but is not authentic.

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