The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck (1942) first edition book


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John Steinbeck - The Moon is Down

New York: Viking Press, 1942. First edition, later state. (Haddon craftsmen advertisement on copyright page present. Page 112 errata absent). Hardcover. 12mo. 188 pp. Blue cloth binding. Good condition. Former owner's attractive bookplate affixed to front pastedown, address written transversely in ink along front gutter. No other markings. Dust jacket is edge-worn, price-clipped, and rubbed along front joint fold but remains startling beautiful, its iridescent cobalt hues brimming forth with the magnificence of the moonlit Salinas sky in autumn.

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