John Steinbeck (1902-1968) Of Mice and Men. New York: Covici-Friede, . First edition, first issue, with the words, “and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula” on page nine, and the dot between the two eight’s on page 88, beige publisher’s cloth with labels printed in orange and black, in the dust jacket with the “$2.00″ on the front flap, spine of the dust jacket tanned from sun exposure, colors on the front of the dust cover are bright. $840. Photo courtesy Skinner, Inc., www.skinnerinc.com.