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.
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.