|STEINBECK. John. The Long
Valley. New York: The Viking Press, 1938. Octavo, original oatmeal and orange cloth, original
dust jacket. $2500.
First edition of Steinbeck's notable
collection of short stories. Includes such classics as "The
Chrysanthemums", "The Snake", "The Vigilante",
"Johnny Bear", and "Saint Katy the Virgin". The four
stories comprising The Red Pony ("The Gift", "The
Great Mountains", "The Leader of the People", and
"The Promise") appear here together for the first time. Book
fine; bright dust jacket near-fine with only very minor occasional wear to extremities.
An excellent copy, without any of the usual fading or toning to dust