New York: Covici Friedi Publishers, 1937. First edition. Number 91 of 699 signed copies. A Near Fine copy of the book with the spine a bit faded and light soiling to boards. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise in excellent condition internally. In a Very Good slipcase with general wear to joints and some peeling to lower spine. Lacking the original glassine.
A coming of age tale as only Steinbeck can tell it. Mischievous and a little destructive, Jody Tiflin takes his first step into adulthood when his father Carl gives him an important gift: his first horse to raise up, a red pony that Jody names Galiban. Bonding and growing together, Jody takes the responsibility of the red pony seriously; he cares for him daily, ground trains him, gets him into bridle and saddle, and excitedly anticipates the day when he'll finally be able to ride Galiban. But before that can happen, tragedy strikes. In an accident no one could have predicted, Jody loses Galiban, learns about the pain of loss, and realizes the fallibility of the men who have trained him. An unforgettable story. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. (Item #3842)