A very good first edition, in the original cloth binding. There is some pushin to top and bottom of the spine, and a small indent to the edge of the front cover. There is a previous owner's gift inscription on one of the flyleaves. In a good unclipped dust jacket, with a tear to the top and bottom of the front cover, wear to the corners and spine, and some wrinkling to the front flap and top of the rear cover.
Steinbeck's first posthumously published work, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights is a reinterpretation of tales from Malory's Morte d'Arthur. In this highly successful attempt to render Malory into Modern English, Steinbeck recreated the rhythm and tone of the original Middle English.