New York: Covici Friede, 1937.
Hardcover. Second printing.Very faint stains at the top of both boards, thus very good in about very good price-clipped dustwrapper with light stain on the rear panel, overall toning and a couple of very small nicks and tears. A decent copy of this poignant, classic novella of two Depression-era drifters whose dreams of a better life are not supported by fate. Only 2500 copies of the first issue were printed (vs. 50,000 for the *Grapes of Wrath*, and 78,000 for *Cannery Row*). Basis for the 1939 Lewis Milestone film with Burgess Meredith and Lon Chaney, Jr. in the lead, and which lost out to *Gone With the Wind* for the Best Picture Oscar in possibly Hollywood's greatest year (other "losers" that year included *The Grapes of Wrath, Dark Victory, Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Wizard of Oz, Ninotchka, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington*, and *Wuthering Heights*). A nice, presentable copy.