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The Steinbeck Bear Flag Cafe manuscript I posted on here did not sell at the Bloomsbury Auction on June 23, 2009.  Of Mice and Men did sell over the estimate of $2000 – $3000 for $3200.

433. STEINBECK, John (1902-1968). Of Mice and Men. New York: Viking, 1937. Original black and orange-decorated tan cloth with dust jacket. Condition: tape residue to free endpapers; slight rubbing at head of jacket spine.  First edition, first issue inscribed by Steinbeck, “For Katherine Lowry/ John Steinbeck” on endpaper. With the bullet on p. 88. Goldstone & Payne A7a.

est. $2000 – $3000  Sold for $3200

cover of mice men

For full auction results, go to the Bloomsbury Auctions website.

[The Sea of Cortez I mention in the previous blog will be for sale at the June 30th New York Bloomsbury Auction.  The catalogue for this sale can be found at the No Reserve Bibliophile Sale, featuring property from Heritage Book Shop, Colonial Williamsburg and The Metropolitan Museum of Art]