New York: Viking Press, 1947. First Illustrated Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. 213 pp. 17 color paintings by Peggy Worthington. Black cloth spine over teal paper coverd boards in color wraparound art illustrated dustjacket; color illustrated endpapers. A near fine copy (previous owner name; faint spine lean) in very good dustjacket (light wear to extremities; chipping to spine ends with small loss to lower spine; short closed tears; scraping to spine). Item #18974
Steinbeck's fourth novel and his first set in Monterey; it brought him his first solid critical and commercial success. The basis for the 1942 film of the same title starring Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr, "An utterly unprecendented sort of book, and hard to analyze in its unique charm..." - dustjacket flap. (Goldstone & Payne A4d).