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1 Steinbeck, John The Moon is Down
New York Viking 1942 First Edition, First Printing Cloth 
First issue: meets all points. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full blue cloth. The spine is stamped in silver. 188pps. The topstain is faded, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The dustjacket (first issue, textured), with light edgewear and with rubbing along the gutters and the flap-folds, has been laminated (as oppossed to mylar) on both sides; this has preserved it nicely, if altering its original state. Two small closed tears are at the top of the back panel. The original price (2.00) is intact. ".'The Moon is Down', Steinbeck's comment on the moral and ethical implications of war, begins in an unknown town that has just been occupied by a small regiment of enemy soldiers. With no altenrnative, the Mayor of the town agrees to meet with the enemy to try to work out a plan for peaceful co-existence before the impending war goes much further." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 Steinbeck, John The Moon is Down
New York Viking 1942 First Edition 
Second issue. Very Good+ in a Very Good dustjacket. Fully-bound in blue cloth. The spine is stamped in silver. 188pp. This is a 'Haddon Craftsmen' copy, with only the first printing (March, 1942) referenced. A previous owner's signature is on the ffep. The topstain is faded. There is a bit of spine-lean. Otherwise clean, tight, and bright. All tips are sharp. Pages 31 and 137 are dog-ear-undone. The price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in mylar, has touches of rubbing and chipping to the spine-ends and tips. There is a 1/2" closed tear and shallow creasing at the top of the back panel. Overall, a nice copy in a colorful dustjacket.

"...'The Moon is Down', Steinbeck's comment on the moral and ethical implications of war, begins in an unknown town that has just been occupied by a small regiment of enemy soldiers. With no altenrnative, the Mayor of the town agrees to meet with the enemy to try to work out a plan for peaceful co-existence before the impending war goes much further..."

Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.  
Price: 34.00 USD
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3 Steinbeck, John The Wayward Bus
New York Viking 1947 Hardcover 
Very Good in a Near Fine dustjacket. 'Published by the Viking Press in February 1947' on the copyright page; no other printings mentioned. There is a tiny impression at the base of the rear board which suggests that this may be a book club issue. Fully-bound in salmon-colored cloth. Both the spine and the front board are stamped in gilt. 312pp. Some general shelfwear. The spine is sunned and creased. A previous owner's name is penned on the ffep. The pages are yellowed. Otherwise clean and tight. The dustjacket is price-clipped; it is, however, quite colorful and has only modest edgewear with no chips or tears. Buy with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Money back guarantee. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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