New York: Covici Friedi Publishers, 1937. First edition. One of 699 signed copies, this one unnumbered. A just about Near Fine copy of the book with slight bowing to the front board; spine a bit dulled, with faint offsetting front and rear near spine and some staining to the rear board. Lacking the original glassine and slipcase.
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 (Item #4796)