Cleveland: The Rowfant Club, 1943. First Edition, Limited No. 89 of 152 copies. 4to. 18 pages, plus a facsimile letter from Edith Wagner from Steinbeck. Printed for members of the Rowfant Club at the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco. Red decorative boards on a light gray background; black buckram spine; red paper label on front cover stamped in gilt; paper label on spine; without glassine dustjacket. Minor wear to extremities; lower front corner tip just starting; gilt on spine label faded; else a near fine copy. Item #20537
The story first appeared in the August, 1941, issue of Harper's Magazine, whose Editors consented to its reprinting. The brief history of the story's source was supplied by the author in October, 1942, and through the courtesy of Pascal Covici, the manuscript is in the possion of The Rowfant Club.