“Copyright 1942 by John Steinbeck. Set in Bulmer and Caledonia types. Printed in U.S.A. Published on the same day in the Dominion of Canada by the Macmillan Company of Canada Limited. First Published in March 1942”, to the copyright page. Large period is present between the work "talk" and the word "this" on line 11. page112. 188 pp. Appears unread and unclipped. Interior is clean and free of any plates or inscriptions. Mild toning to page extremities. Bright silver titles and devices to spine. Title and devices blindstamped to front board. Deep blue buckram cloth over boards. Corners are sharp and square. The top edge is unstained. Rear board is starting but still firmly attached. Board extremities are ever so gently rubbed. Unclipped dustjacket with $2.00 price intact, has numerous small tears and chips, short tears to flap folds; small area of loss to the foot of the spine, the spine has been extensively repaired with scotch tape. The front panel however is fairly bright with titles fully intact. Now protected in archival brodart jacket.