“YOU ARE A LITTLE BOY. YOU WANT THE MOON TO DRINK FROM AS A GOLDEN CUP; AND SO, IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT YOU WILL BECOME A GREAT MAN”: FIRST EDITION OF JOHN STEINBECK’S CUP OF GOLD

  • Cup of Gold.

Cup of Gold.

$350.00

Item Number: 1096

New York: Covici Friede, 1936.

First edition of the 1936 re-issue of the author’s first book. Octavo. Original blue cloth. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket.

John Steinbeck's first novel, Cup of Gold is a work of historical fiction based loosely on the life and death of 17th century privateer Henry Morgan. It centers on Morgan's attack and sacking of Panama City (the ‘Cup of Gold’), and the woman ‘fairer than the sun’ believed to be found there.

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