The Log From the Sea of Cortez

The Log From the Sea of Cortez

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1958

£175.00

In 1940 Steinbeck sailed in a sardine boat with his great friend the marine biologist, Ed Ricketts, to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the Gulf of California. The expedition was described by the two men in SEA OF CORTEZ, published in 1941. The day-to-day story of the trip is told here in the Log, which combines science, philosophy and high-spirited adventure. An exhilarating and highly entertaining read.

Book Condition & Notes

A good first edition, in the original binding. The top and bottom of the spine have been bleached due to sun exposure, and the text from the dust jacket has been faintly bleached onto the spine as well. Some minor foxing to the edge of the page block. In a good, price clipped dust jacket, with chips to the top and bottom of spine, and a tear to the top corner of the front cover.


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John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was an American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." He has been called "a giant of American letters", and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.

During his writing career, he authored 33 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row, the multi-generation epic East of Eden, and the novellas The Red Pony and Of Mice and Men. The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath is considered Steinbeck's masterpiece and part of the American literary canon. In the first 75 years after it was published, it sold 14 million copies.

Most of Steinbeck's work is set in central California, particularly in the Salinas Valley and the California Coast Ranges region. His works frequently explored the themes of fate and injustice, especially as applied to downtrodden or everyman protagonists.

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Book Condition & Notes

A good first edition, in the original binding. The top and bottom of the spine have been bleached due to sun exposure, and the text from the dust jacket has been faintly bleached onto the spine as well. Some minor foxing to the edge of the page block. In a good, price clipped dust jacket, with chips to the top and bottom of spine, and a tear to the top corner of the front cover.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.