THE LONG VALLEY. New York: The Viking Press, 1938. Octavo, title page printed in red and black, original terra cotta cloth with beige buckram shelf back, spine and rear panels stamped in terra cotta, top edge stained terra cotta. First edition. Steinbeck's first collection of short fiction. Goldstone and Payne A11a. Just a touch of age-darkening along gutter margins (a common occurrence with this book and here far less than usually found), a fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with light wear at upper spine end folds and corner tips. A lovely copy. (#160398).
"FIRST PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 1938" on copyright page.