In Dubious Battle
John Steinbeck, 1936
STEINBECK, John (1902-1968). In Dubious Battle. New York: Covici Friede, 1936.

First edition, inscribed by the author: “For Guy G.B. Reedy / John Steinbeck.” A fine copy of this novel of a fruit workers' strike in California and attempts to organize the laborers. This is the regular issue. Steinbeck met Reedy when he moved to New York in the early 1920s and both men worked on the construction of Madison Square Garden. Steinbeck would inscribe first editions of all his books to him. Goldstone & Payne A5b.

Octavo. Original yellow cloth; pictorial dust jacket; custom box. Provenance: Guy G.B. Reedy (presentation inscription).
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