By John Steinbeck
New York   Viking Press
8" by 5.5" 11-188pp
The second issue of the first edition of John Steinbeck's novel about the military occupation of a town in Northern Europe.
By John Steinbeck

1942 The Moon is Down

New York   Viking Press
8" by 5.5" 11-188pp
The second issue of the first edition of John Steinbeck's novel about the military occupation of a town in Northern Europe.
£295.00
: 1kgs / : 894F28

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Description

First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

The first edition, second issue of this work. Without the incorrectly placed period to page 112, line 11.

In the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper.

The best known work of American literature in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, this novel details the military occupation of a small town in Northern Europe by the army of a nation at war with England and Russia.

With a Book Society bookplate to the front pastedown, dated June 1942.

The work appears to be reminiscent of the occupation of Norway by the Germans, and resulted in Steinbeck being awarded the Norwegian King Haakon VII Freedom Cross.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrapper. Light shelf wear to back strip head and tail, otherwise excellent. Dust wrapper lightly age toned to rear wrap, with handling marks to wrap centre. Two small losses of paper to the back strip head. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.

Near Fine

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