New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1933
First edition. First printing. An all but fine copy, with some sunning to the cloth along the spine. A small booksellers ticket to the rear pastedown, but the contents flawless. pp. 8-9 slightly attached from the publisher’s glue at the hinge - a defect inherent at printing. In a near fine dust jacket. The jacket spine with toned lettering, and a tiny nick at the base. Some foxing to the rear panel and and the verso. Bright and vivid still, and wholly unrestored. A beautiful example of Steinbeck’s third novel, his most challenging and time consuming to complete. It explores faith, and the relationship between man and his land, themes that Steinbeck would build upon in later works. Quite scarce, with only 598 copies initially bound for sale, and few surviving in such beautiful condition.