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Guide to John Steinbeck; a collection of books and manuscripts, the Harry Valentine collection (catalogue eight): the publisher's archive, 1974-1980
Special Collections M0863  
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Access terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Steinbeck; a collection of books and manuscripts, the Harry Valentine collection (catalogue eight): the publisher's archive,
    Date (inclusive): 1974-1980
    Collection number: Special Collections M0863
    Creator: Morrow, Bradford, bookseller
    Extent: 2.25 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Provenance

    Gift of Bradford Morrow, 1996

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] John Steinbeck; a collection of books and manuscripts, the Harry Valentine collection (catalogue eight): the publisher's archive, M0863, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biography

    When the Valentine Steinbeck collection became available for purchase it was a major event to Steinbeck collectors, dealers, librarians, and Scholars. There was material in it that had not previously been noted in the otherwise comprehensive Goldstone and Payne BIBLIOGRAPHY, a reference work based on forty years collecting activity by Adrian Goldstone and the University of Texas at Austin. Morrow's catalogue, because of its detail and the major collection it describes, became a necessary companion volume to the Goldstone/Payne bibliography. It was designed and printed by Patrick Keagh, the well-known West Coast printer, and was his first large-scale job.

    Scope and Content

    The manuscript, printer's mock-up, galleys, art work, proofs, and file copies (hard and paper) of the catalogue issued by Morrow in September, 1980.

    Access terms

    Payne, John R.
    Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
    Valentine, Harry, collector.
    American literature--20th century.
    Book collecting.
    Booksellers and bookselling.