Breakfast by John Steinbeck copyright 1990, Anchor & Acorn Press edition of 100 8½ x 7 inches, 22 pages
handset in 14 and 12 point ATF and Monotype Goudy Old Style illustrated with nine wood engravings on endgrain maple Mohawk Letterpress Text paper, Canson MiTientes cover printed on a Vandercook Universal I proof press
Its length was ideal for this project which was a culmination of a two-year internship at Anchor & Acorn Press with Bruce Washbish, a letterpress printer and designer. The story is simple, yet it expresses one of Steinbeck's persistent themes, "the superiority of simple human virtues and pleasures to the accumulation of riches and property, of kindness and justice to meanness and greed" (John Fontenrose, Contemporary Authors, 1967).
A copy of this book is at the Steinbeck Research Center, San Jose State University, San Jose, California. Below are sample pages.