“He has come to be the great man he thought he wanted to be. If this is true, then he is not a man. He is still a little boy and wants the moon”; First Edition of the Re-Issue of John Steinbeck's Cup Of Gold
Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History.
Item Number: 4415
New York: Covici Friede, 1936.
First edition of the 1936 re-issue of the author’s first book. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the lightest of rubbing. A nice example.
From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa Roja and to conquer Panama, the "cup of gold." Steinbecks first novel and sole work of historical fiction.