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The Long Valley

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The Long Valley

by Steinbeck, John

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Viking, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. A First Edition of this Steinbeck classic in the original dustjacket. With "first published in September 1938" on the copyright page. The book is square and solid with an attractive red topstain on the top edges, bound in cream buckram with burn orange cloth covers. With 303 pages, the book shows overall darkening on the covers, edges and endpapers but the interior is quite clean. The endpapers show the aging of the glue used during publication and a previous owner's name. The dustjacket is complete with the original price ($2.50) and a small sales sticker with the same price from the D.W. Robinson Co. in Los Angeles. Overall the dustjacket shows wear and darkening with a split between the spine and back panel held together with (what a previous owner claims is) acid-free tape. We have added an archival plastic dustjacket which protects the integrity of the fragile but original dustjacket. Overall an inmportant book in the original cloth that shows its age and poor quality of publishing materials but still a special copy. Only 8,000 copies of this book were printed.

Synopsis

First published in 1938, this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world, these stories reflect Steinbeck’s characteristic interests: the tensions between town and country, laborers and owners, past and present. Included here are the O. Henry Prize-winning story “The Murder”; “The Chrysanthemums,” perhaps Steinbeck’s most challenging story, both personally and artistically; “Flight,” “The Snake,” “The White Quail,” and the classic tales of “The Red Pony.” With an introduction and notes by John H. Timmerman.

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Bookseller
Parrish Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
3258
Title
The Long Valley
Author
Steinbeck, John
Format/Binding
Cloth
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Publisher
Viking
Date Published
1938

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Poor
A book with significant wear and faults. A poor condition book is still a reading copy with the full text still readable. Any...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Buckram
A plain weave fabric normally made from cotton or linen which is stiffened with starch or other chemicals to cover the book...
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Cloth
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