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Steinbeck The Moon is Down 1st Edition 1st Issue  

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

New York

Viking Press



(8vo) 18.5x12 cm (7¼x4¾"), original blue cloth, blindstamped title, lettering on spine in silver gilt; top edge blue, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition, first issue.

First issue, without printer's name on copyright page and with large period between "talk" and "this" on p. 112, line 11. A masterful novel set in Norway during World War II, in which a small and peaceful town is occupied by Nazi troops. Goldstone-Payne A16.b.

Lot Amendments

Faint wear to edges and spine of jacket, tape on inside of both flaps; slight rubbing to edges of boards; tape pieces on pastedowns, foxing to edges of textblock; very good or better volume in like jacket.

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