New York: Viking Press, 1954. Second printing. A near fine copy in dust jacket. An excellent presentation copy; inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author, “For Gene Kelley [sic] one of the blowed in the glass ‘bums’ John Steinbeck, New Haven. 1 day before opening 1955.” Pipe Dreams, based on Cannery Row, was a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that opened on Broadway late in 1955 and lasted for eight months, considered a failure for this team. Broadway shows usually ran out-of-town tryouts in Boston, Philadelphia, and New Haven. Kelly, a director and choreographer as well as a dancer and actor, was presumably either a guest or consultant at the New Haven production. In a custom clamshell box.