Paris: Arts et Metiers Graphics, 1948. First Illustrated Edition of Mice & Men in French. Limited to 390 copies, this being "Exemplaire S.P." (Service de Presse). Three-quarter leather. Small folio. 125,  pp. 37 color lithographs by Reynold Arnould. Translated by Maurice Coindreau. Three-quarter orange leather over paper covered boards; marbled endpapers; TEG. A fine copy. Item #17250
The first of Steinbeck's works to focus in detail on migrant field workers, Steinbeck represents the unattainable but exceedingly attractive nature of the American dream in light of the lonely, shiftless lives of migrant workers. 'Of Mice and Men' follows a pair of migrant field workers in California as they move South from Weed to work on a ranch in Soledad. (Goldstone & Payne D163).