Introduction by James D. Hart. 1st edition. Sm 4to, cream wrappers with red lettering, unpaginated. One of 150 copies printed for the Roxburghe-Zamorano Clubs. Fore-edge of upper cover lightly creased, else fine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: John Steinbeck: His Language.
Publisher: Aptos, Ca.: (Grace Hoper Press), 1970.
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Grace Hoper Press / Zamarano Club, 1970. Printed Wrappers. Book Condition: Fine. Reproduction (illustrator). First Edition. 1/150 copies. Contains a spurious/humorous translation by Steinbeck in a language he created for the poem. Bookseller Inventory # 015637
Book Description Aptos, California, 1970. Softcover. Small folio. cream wrappers lettered in red. Illustrated with facsimiles. One of 150 copies. [Goldstone and Payne A 45a]. Upper right corner very slightly creased, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 30785
Book Description (Grace Hoper Press for Roxburghe & Zamorano clubs), Aptos, CA, 1970. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition.  leaves. Includes a facsimile of a letter from Steinbeck declining to allow publication of verse he wrote in college and a facsimile of a poem he translated from Ukrainian into a made-up language. Two issues of this book have been identified. The first is in cream-colored wrappers with a cancelled leaf  (beginning, 'is a prose passage'). The second issue is in bright white wrappers, with leaf  integral and the text matching the cancelled leaf of the first issue. In both case, the facsimile of the Steinbeck letter is tipped in. This pamphlet was issued in an edition of 150 copies. One suspects that the second issue may actually represent a second, unacknowledged printing as the cancelled pages were inserted after binding (based on evidence of a knife cut into the adjacent page in one copy of the first issue seen by this cataloguer). Goldstone and Payne, A45a for first issue; Morrow catalogue 279 for first issue; Holmes catalogue A49a for first issue; Ahearn's Author Price Guide for Steinbeck, noting both issues. First edition (first printing, first issue). A near fine copy in cream wrappers (paperback). Bookseller Inventory # 94269
Book Description Roxburghe & Zamorano Clubs, Aptos, 1970. First Edition. Prints an introduction by James D. Hart, reproducing a letter from Steinbeck as the frontispiece and includes Steinbeck's "translation" of a Ukranian poem into a fictitious language. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A45a. One of 150 copies printed at the Grace Hoper Press for the joint meeting of the Roxburghe & Zamorano clubs in September 1970. Quarto; hand-sewn white wrappers, with titles printed in red-orange on front cover; [18pp]. A Fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 18983
Book Description Aptos, California MCMLXX . "150 printed at the Grace Hoper Press for the joint meeting of the Roxburghe & Zamorano clubs in September 1970"., 1970. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 7 3/4 inches x 11 3/4 in., pp., facsimile of John Steinbeck's 12 April, 1966 letter; title-page in red & black; reproduction of a typed poem in a language created by John Steinbeck for this poem, with reproduction of an inked note: "Translated from the Ukrainian by John Steinbeck"; initial W in red, beginning the introductory note by James D. Hart, regarding the poem; Printer's Note by The Grace Hopers; colophon page in red & black. White, textured paper card covers, with titling in red on the outer front cover, sewn. The outer front cover shows a few, scattered tiny brown spots, bumps to cover corners. From Steinbeck's 1966 letter: "[-]There was a poem written to the Dnieper river by a great Ukrainian writer. It has been translated into every known language. So, some years ago I had to make a language into which to translate it. [-] Sounds good, I think, if read with passion. [-]". The Hart introduction traces some of the Slavic and other language words in the poem, as well as some mention of Steinbeck's own creations. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1289595701
Book Description Aptos, Ca.: (Grace Hoper Press), 1970., 1970. Soft Cover. 1st Edition. Introduction by James D. Hart. 1st edition. Sm 4to, cream wrappers with red lettering, unpaginated. One of 150 copies printed for the Roxburghe-Zamorano Clubs. About fine. Bookseller Inventory # 9237
Book Description (Printed at the Grace Hoper Press for the joint meeting of the Roxburghe & Zamorano clubs),, Hart Aptos, California:, 1970. STEINBECK, John. JOHN STEINBECK, HIS LANGUAGE. An Introduction by James D. Hart. Quarto, printed wrappers,  pages, sewn. A fine copy, nicely printed. First edition, limited to 150 copies [G&P A45a]. Bookseller Inventory # 6936
Book Description Grace Hoper Press, 1970. Original Wraps. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Limited. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Fine copy 1/150 copies of this Limited. Beautiful Copy of this production of Grace Hoper Press Introduction by James D. Hart. Bookseller Inventory # 006759
Book Description Aptos, Roxburghe & Zamorano Clubs, 1970, 1970. Aptos, Roxburghe & Zamorano Clubs, 1970, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. One of only 150 copies printed at the Grace Hoper Press, text is by James D. Hart with a letter from Steinbeck used as frontispiece, it also includes Steinbeck's "translation" of a poem from the Ukranian into a language he created, Goldstone & Payne A45a, Morrow 279, this copy with the very white wrappers. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # JD29454
Book Description Aptos, CA: [Grace Hoper Press], 1970., 1970. Quarto. Printed wrappers. Facsimiles. Minor use at overlap edges, two tiny spots inherent in paper stock of final blank, but about fine. First edition. One of 150 copies printed at the Grace Hoper Press for a joint meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs. Includes a facsimile of an a.l.s. by Steinbeck, and of an annotated typescript of his translation of a Ukrainian poem into a completely imaginary language. The present copy is the variant in white wrappers with the last leaf of the Introduction uncancelled. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A45a. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 63206