New York: Dodd Mead, 1938. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. SIGNED by John Steinbeck on card affixed to ffep. 8vo. 527 pp. Index. black & white photo-illustrated plates. Black cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy with a hint of wear (dustjacket flap corners clipped). Item #18214
19th Annual Issue. Includes "Of Mice and Men: A Drama in Three Acts" by John Steinbeck; also includes "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder; "Golden Boy" by Clifford Odets; "Amphitryon 38" by S. N. Behrman and severall more. The play "Of Mice and Men" had its world premiere circa October 1937 by the San Francisco Theatre Union. It then premiered on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre on November 23, 1937 and closed in May 1938 after 207 performances. Directed by George S. Kaufman, the cast starred Broderick Crawford as Lennie and Wallace Ford as George.