John Steinbeck's The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication. First published by Viking Press, Inc. 1957. First Edition.
Dust jacket shows wear and tears from handling and age (see pictures). Minimal bumping to corners. Pages are slightly yellowed around the edges due to age. No missing pages, torn pages, or markings. No foxing. Spine is stable and tight.
This is a nice, clean First Edition. See pictures for additional information. This is Steinbeck's only work of political satire about the French Revolution. Amateur astronomer Pippin Heristal is drafted in to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates a hilarious royal court around the brief, bold reign of Pippin, his social-climbing wife Maria, his star-struck daughter Clotilde and her Californian beau, Todd.