Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [ii], 188,  pages
Publisher: New York: Viking, 1942.
A most attractive first printing of the first edition in just about Fine condition, fresh blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine in Near Fine dust-jacket, ever so lightly rubbed to spine ends. Minute tanning to endpapers and dust-jacket. Large period between "talk" and "this" on page 112, line 11; lacking printer's name on copyright page. Goldstone/Payne A16b. In custom made, clamshell case with sculpted The Moon Is Down design.
Steinbeck's masterful account is set in Norway during World War II, exploring the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. Occupied by Nazi troops, a small, peaceable town comes face to face with evil imposed from the outside--and betrayal born within the close-knit community.