Guide to John Steinbeck; a collection of books and manuscripts, the Harry Valentine collection (catalogue eight): the publisher's archive, 1974-1980

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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

Collection number: M0863

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1996
Encoded by:
C. Del Anderson
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1 - 7

364-page manuscript, with printer's setting notes and corrections

Box 1, Folder 8

3-page typescript of bibliographer John Payne's introduction to the catalogue, marked up for printer.

Box 1, Folder 9 -10

92-page first mock-up of catalogue, folded signatures, extensively annotated throughout by the designer/printer and Morrow.

Box 1, Folder 11

35-page sample galleys, including Payne's proofs, and suggested layouts for pages, with annotations in the printer's hand.

Box 1, Folder 12

49 folios, corrected first long galleys, very extensively corrected and altered in several hands troughout -- including notes which are of bibliographic significance, additions made in proofs of specific information about Steinbeck items.

Box 1, Folder 13

25 folios, second galleys, printed on proofing paper.

Box 1, Folder 14

154-page, first page proofs, with corrections, on proofing paper, and with several variant titlepages.

Box 2, Folder 1

152-page, first page proofs, clean set

Box 2, Folder 2

46 original photographs, black-and-white prints of all Steinbeck books, foreign editions, manuscripts, drawings, etc. Some not included in the catalogue.

Box 2, Folder 3 - 5

3 publisher's file copies of paperback edition

Box 2, Folder 6 - 7

3 publisher's file copies of hardcover edition

Box 3, Folder 1

Publisher's file copies of hardcover edition (cont. from 2-7)

Box 3, Folder 2

Adrian Goldstone and John Payne. JOHN STEINBECK: A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Goldstone Collection. Austin: Humanities Reasearch Center, 1974. First Edition. Morrow's working copy with literally hundreds of penciled notes throughout, correctiong bibliographic errors in Goldstone/Payne, adding considerable information on issue points and textual matters, giving prices of copies recently offered, variants, etc. Original acetate dust jacket, as issued. An important copy with invaluable, unpublished bibliographic data.

Box 3, Folder 3 - 4

Miscellaneous

Box 4

Large folios, final mock-up of collection catalogue, with photos, about two dozen folios on translucent paper, annotated by the printer. Plus color proofs of cover samples, proofs of titlepage illustration.

Physical Description: Oversized Materials