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The Moon Is Down

By Steinbeck, John




In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the emotions of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor, and depicts the spirited patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war—and about human nature.

Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s self-described “celebration of the durability of democracy” had an extraordinary impact as Allied propaganda in Nazi-occupied Europe. Despite Axis efforts to suppress it (in Fascist Italy, mere possession of the book was punishable by death), The Moon is Down was secretly translated into French, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Italian and Russian; hundreds of thousands of copies circulated throughout Europe, making it by far the most popular piece of propaganda under the occupation. Few literary works of our time have demonstrated so triumphantly the power of ideas in the face of cold steel and brute force. This edition features an introduction by Donald V. Coers.



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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck , John

The Viking Press, New York, 1941 First Edition, First Printing with the period between talk and this on page 112. This copy is authentically INSCRIBED and SIGNED by John Steinbeck to his long life friend, Toby Street who was also his best man at his wedding "For Toby, Love John" This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color and has the $2.00 printed price present on the front flap. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful association copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Steinbeck First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

Viking Press, 1942 A fine first edition, first state, in a fine dust jacket, inscribed by John Steinbeck on the front free endpaper and dated in the year of publication. First issue with large period on page 112 between this and talk. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

The Viking Press, New York, 1942 First Edition, First Printing INSCRIBED by John Steinbeck to his lawyer. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "FIRST PUBLISHED IN MARCH 1942" with the period between talk and this on page 112. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy SIGNED by the author.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Moon Is Down

STEINBECK, JOHN

New York: Viking Press, 1942. First Edition; first state (printing?) of page 112. Very good in a price-clipped dust jacket. Presented by the author to the senior editor at Viking, “For Marshall Best, John Steinbeck, 1942.”

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

Viking, 1942 First Edition, First Printing with a period between the words talk and this on p.112. This copy is SIGNED by John Steinbeck on the front endpaper. This original dustjacket has wear to the spine and panels. The dustjacket has the $2.00 price present and all the first issue points. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges and corners. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. This copy appears to be a REVIEW COPY as there are two holes punched on the first five pages to attach review material. Overall, an attractive copy of this true first edition SIGNED by the author. Includes provenance that this copy comes from the Steinbeck family library.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1942. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR in bold fountain pen ink below his name on the title page with no other inscription (photo provided on request). The first state of the first printing, with the line 'First Published in March 1942' on the copyright page, and with the large period typo between 'talk' and 'this' on page 112 and the $2.00 price on the flap. This wartime novella, one of Steinbeck's propaganda works for the American war effort, was the basis of a major Hollywood film and, like other quasi-fabulist Steinbeck novels, has no precise geographhical locale but can be set in a conquered country anywhere (some saw it as a Nazi-occupied country). A solid, clean and tight copy with the following noted: front and rear hinges have very small thin split but is still quite tight; there are small, minor light finger smudges to the edges of the endpaper and to the margins of a few leaves; and there is a small straight 1/2" top corner chip to page 81. Otherwise the book is in better than very good condition. The jacket is whole and uncommonly clean, free of fading, and quite bright, with shelf rubbing to the tips of the spines, and comes protected by a thick archival Mylar jacket cover. On the whole, a well preserved copy and extremely scarce, especially signed.. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Frank Lieberman Dj Art. Small Octavo.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1942. Advance Reading Copy. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Advance reading copy in self-wraps. First state text with a dot between "talk" and "this" on page 112, line 11. Good. Lean to spine. Joints fragile with rubbing and splits started. A bit of excess binder's glue visible at front fold. Pages toned. Very rare in this format.

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The Moon is Down (Play)

John Steinbeck

New York: Viking, 1943. Veryu minimal wear to edges, light soiling to page edges; a previous owner's name/address inside front cover, plus, most recent owner's bookplate. Jacket shows edgewear, soiling; original price ($2.00) at top of front flap. Signed by Mr. Steinbeck on the front flyleaf. Prior owner was well known to me; provenance available to those with serious interest.. Signed by Author. Blue Cloth. Very Good+/Good.

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The Moon Is Down - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1942. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A most attractive first printing of the first edition in just about Fine condition, fresh blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine in Near Fine dust-jacket, ever so lightly rubbed to spine ends. Minute tanning to endpapers and dust-jacket. Large period between "talk" and "this" on page 112, line 11; lacking printer's name on copyright page. Goldstone/Payne A16b. In custom made, clamshell case with sculpted The Moon Is Down design; Steinbeck's masterful account is set in Norway during World War II, exploring the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. Occupied by Nazi troops, a small, peaceable town comes face to face with evil imposed from the outside--and betrayal born within the close-knit community .

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The Moon Is Down

John Steinbeck

New York : Viking Press, 1942 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition. "By the Haddon Craftsmen" on copyright page with the large period on page 112 removed. While often referred to as a second state, Goldstone/Payne A16b, establishes no priority. Hard cover in near fine condition, the slightest of edgewear. Tight, clean copy. Penciled "Doyle April 1942" on first fly leaf. DJ is VG, with an open tear on top front, 1", and tiny chips at edges. Light soiling and a few specks to collectible cover. The back of the DJ reads"The Men in the Services NEed Books!", explaining in detail who to send the book to and that "book postage rate is only 1 1/2 cents per lb. in the U.S. and its possessions." An attractive collectible. Exploring the effect of invasion on both the conquered and conquerors. Occupied by Nazi troops, a small Norway town comes face to face with evil imposed from the outside and betrayal from within. For the first time since he wrote his first novel (twelve years prior) steinbeck has gone outside of America for his setting. YEt this book, more than any other he has written, is of our times and of our hearts today. The Moon Is Down continues the experiment begun with Of Mice and Men, that of writing a short novel having the time and place disciplines of the stage. The scene of the book is any conquered country in any time. The author has purposely refrained from making it literally true to actual events. Although the weapons and ideologies may be of the present, they are only vehicles for the theme that a free brave people is unconquerable..

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THE MOON IS DOWN: A NOVEL ..

Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1942.. Octavo, original blue cloth stamped in silver and blind, top edge stained light blue. First edition, first printing, first issue with a period larger than other periods in this book between the words "talk" and "this," page 112, line 11, and no printer's imprint on the copyright page. Goldstone and Payne A16b. Morrow 148. Top edge stain partially faded, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket (priced $2.00 on the front flap) with mild rubbing at spine ends and front corner tips. A lovely copy. (#160401)

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The Moon is Down

John Steinbeck

New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This first printing, first state (period in line 11, page 112) is clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked in a very good dust jacket in mylar. It is minimally rubbed, minimally toned in a price clipped, rubbed dust jacket with edge wear. It has 188, bright, clear pages bound in blue cloth covered boards with titles white on the spine and embossed on the front.

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The Moon Is Down

Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First edition. Hard cover. Very good in very good dust jacket. First Printing of the First Edition, and first issue with the large period between "talk" and "This" on page 112, line 11, and no printer's name on the copyright page; and in the first issue dustjacket with untrimmed... 188 p. 20 cm. First Printing of the First Edition, and first issue with the large period between "talk" and "This" on page 112, line 11, and no printer's name on the copyright page; and in the first issue dustjacket with untrimmed corner flaps. In very good condition with previous owners name to front pastedown; in a very good plus dustjacket which is very scarce in the untrimmed, first issue dust jacket. A highlight and must have to any serious Steinbeck collection.

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The Moon Is Down

John Steinbeck

Dramatists Play Service Inc. 1942 Book. Fine. Soft cover. Fine/Very Fine. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Original wraps in yellow erasure on front panel.Dose not effect conditon..

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking Press, 1942. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 188 pp. Price of $2.00 on front flap of jacket. First issue with the correct first issue dust jacket ($2.00 price and untrimmed corners). The jacket has age toning and yellowing to rear panel, two small abrasions to front panel, and a few hints of edge wear; the book itself shows wear to the edges of the boards, and is slightly pushed at the top.

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Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

Viking, 1942 First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket with some wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are solid with minor wear to the edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the original dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

Viking , 1942 Fine/ NearFine. First edition, second state with no period between "talk" and 'this" on line 11 page 112, printer's name on copyright page Dust jacket is price clipped and has a 1/8" closed tear on front, white on back of jacket tanned.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

Viking Press, 1942 Fine first edition, first state (period on page 112 after talk)in a fine price-clipped dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition--states "First Published in March 1942". Second Issue. Fine blue cloth with silver lettering spine title. Near Fine Dust Jacket with minor chipping and wear at top and bottom of spine edges and corners. Price clipped. Signed by previous owner on endpaper. Protected in archival plastic. Steinbeck wrote this propaganda novella at the request of the OSS (WW II predecessor to the CIA) , to motivate the resistance movement in France and the other Nazi occupied countries. It was published in every European language in 92 different editions, and the US government awarded the author a thank you medal. .

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

The Viking Press, 1942 Published in New York by The Viking Press in 1942. First Edition, not first issue, in rare variant maroon binding. Book near fine, very slight shelf-cocking, very slight spotting on boards. DJ very good, price-clipped, slight rubbing and chipping at corners and spine ends, tanning on edges of flaps, tiny tear at top of back.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

NY: Viking, 1942, 1942 Published in New York by Viking Press in 1942. First Issue, with First Published in 1942 stated on copyright page, and the extra period on page 112 in the middle of line 11. Book very good except for slight fading along top and bottom edges, some discoloration marks on middle and upper edge of front board and top edge of back board, some fading along edges of inside pages. DJ very good except for wearing along edges and joints, chipping on spine ends and corners, missing small piece on top spine end, fading and discoloration on covers, spine, and flaps. DJ price reads "$2.00".. F. Hardcover.

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The Moon Is Down

Steinbeck, John

Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. First edition, second state (no period between "talk" and 'this" on line 11 page 112). Dust jacket is price clipped and has slight rubbing around corners. There is a small stain on dust jacket cover over second "o" in "Moon." Lean to spine. This is a distinguished collector's copy in protective overwrap.

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THE MOON IS DOWN

Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Small Octavo. First Issue. 188 pp. Bound in blue cloth stamped in blind, spine lettered and decorated in silver. A fine copy in near fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket. A very clean bright copy.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

Viking, 1942 A fine first edition in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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MOON IS DOWN

Steinbeck John

New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First edition, second printing without large period on 112. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth, lettered in silver on the spine and decorated in blind on the upper cover, in the pictorially illustrated dustjacket. 188. A very fine and bright copy, especially so. “For the first time since he wrote his first novel, twelve years ago, Steinbeck has gone outside of America for his setting. Yet this book, more than any other he has written, is of our times and of our hearts today. Its people are men and women like ourselves, and its hero, Mayor Orden, will stand with George and Lennie, Tom Joad and Jody Tiflin, among the immortal characters of fiction.”-Publisher

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Moon is Down

John Steinbeck

Viking Press, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Viking Press, New York 1942. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Stated First Published March 1942, no additional printings listed. Cloth boards. Jacket priced at $2.00 at the front flap. First Issue with a period between talk and this on page 112. Book Condition: Very Good, lightly rolled spine, tape at the endpaper. Light spots, name at the half title page. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, chipping at the spine, shelf wear. Tape at the flaps. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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THE MOON IS DOWN

John Steinbeck

New York: Viking Press. 1942. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. "First Published in March 1942" stated on the copyright page. Second state with no period between "talk" and 'this" on line 11 page 11; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾"; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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The Moon Is Down

Steinbeck, John

Viking Press, 1942. Blue cloth, gilt titles, blindstamp to front board, blue topstain. First issue with period on p. 112, printer's name absent from cr page, unclipped DJ flaps. Very good with darkening to first and second leaves from paper laid in (now absent), topstain faded. DJ very good minus with heavy wear to folds, wear at hhead, heel of spine, soil to esp back panel. Price of $2.00 intact. 188 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

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THE MOON IS DOWN

Steinbeck, John

1942. A Novel. New York: The Viking Press, 1942. Original blue cloth lettered in silver, with dust jacket. First Edition, clothbound issue (there were also 700 copies in wrappers). This is a tale of an invading army's occupation of a small town in Northern Europe -- written (with an adaptation for the theatre in mind) at the request of the OSS, with the aim of motivating resistance movements across Europe. (The country occupied is not named, but for this book Steinbeck received from the King of Norway the King Haakon VII Freedom Cross; the book was quickly translated and published in many countries, including an illegal edition by the French Resistance.)~This is a standard Viking Press copy, with no mention of other presses on the copyright page, and with the extra period on page 112. The volume is in fine condition; the pictorial dust jacket is very good-plus, with very minor wear and darkening. Goldstone & Payne A16b.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

Viking Press First edition, first issue, 1942. Top edge of pages blue (somewhat faded though); pg 112, line 11 - period dropped between ' talk' & 'this.' Book near fine, with ex libris bookplate on front paste-down, traces of removed bookplate on front paste-down, slight discoloration on end-papers. DJ price-clipped, slight rubbing and chipping at spine ends and corners, slight discoloration on spine, top edges of flaps, back, and inside DJ, else near fine.. F. Hardcover.

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The Moon Is Down (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

John Steinbeck

Demco Media, 2002-02-01. Turtleback. Good.

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The Moon Is Down

STEINBECK, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1942. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first issue, with no mention of the printer on the copyright page and a large period between "talk" and "this" on p.112, line 11. A near fine copy with light fading on the spine, light rubbing at the spine ends,and ink owner's name neatly penned on front fly with "John Steinbeck" written underneath (a signature that is absolutely not by the author) in a near fine price-clipped dustwrapper with some light rubbing at the extremities. Because of the textured paper of the jacket, the book is usually found with much more rubbing.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking, 1942 First Edition, first issue. "First Published in March 1942" on copyright page. 12mo 7 5/8" tall. Dark blue cloth stamped in silver. Top page edges stained blue. Without printer's name on copyright page. Large period between "talk" and "this" on page 112, line 11. Illustrated by Frank Lieberman. 188pp. Dust jacket is rough textured first issue jacket. Jacket price clipped. near Fine/Very Good condition..

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THE MOON IS DOWN

John Steinbeck

New York: Viking Press. 1942. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. All corners of flaps are clipped. Second issue lacking dot between "talk" and "this" on page 112. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First editiom. VG+ / Good + DJ. Hardcover. Very Good + / Good + DJ. 188 p.; 20 cm

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The Moon Is Down (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

Steinbeck, John

Demco Media. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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The Moon Is Down

John Steinbeck

New York: Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Copyright date 1942, first edition, later printing. First published in March 1942 is stated on the copyright page with no statements of additional printings. Blue cloth over boards with silver lettering and design on the spine, blind stamped title on the front board. Browning to the inside covers front and back from age. No tears, bent pages, previous owners name written on the inside flyleaf. Interior pages lightly browned still very legible. Dust jacket, no bent flaps, it is price clipped. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine, light Browning to the back panel with chips out of the head and told the spine tips show where. Dust jacket now in a clear cover. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1942. 188 pages. The full blue cloth binding with brightsilver spine lettering and text are both quite sharp with only some very lightsoiling. The dust-jacket is a little rough, particularly along the edges and at the spine's head and tail. This dj is price-clipped and there is a chip at the top edge/back, see image ... Front of the dj remains clean and bright. "By The Haddon Craftsmen" appears on the title-page and the period on page 112 has been reset properly, making this a second state printing with 1942 (MCMIVII) being the only publishing year in evidence. This book was requested of Steinbeck by the U.S. Government as an encouragement to the resistance movement in the European theater during WWII. A collectible Steinbeck title ... . First Edition - Second Printing.. Full Cloth. Near Fine/Good. Illus. by Frank Lieberman - Dustjacket. . 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Mylar Protected Dustjacket.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

P. F. Collier & Son Corp. Used - Acceptable. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside.

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The Moon Is Down

STEINBECK, JOHN

New York: Viking, 1942. First Edition, Second Issue. Fine in a near fine lightly used dust jacket with a couple of tiny chips and some very minor dust soiling to the rear panel.

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MOON IS DOWN

STEINBECK, JOHN

1942. STEINBECK, John. THE MOON IS DOWN. New York: Viking Press, 1942. First edition, first issue. 188 pp. 8vo., blue cloth stamped in blind to upper board and printed in silver to spine. Very nice copy, in very good illustrated dust jacket that shows light shelfwear at spine. Near fine.

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The Moon is Down

John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

188 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with silver lettering to spine and cover blind stamped in original pictorial jacket. First edition, second state with the improper period removed from page 112. Pearl Harbor marked a turning point in Steinbeck's fiction. With "The Moon is Down" (1942), Steinbeck creates the story of a close-knit community that is forced to face the brutal realities of Nazi occupation. The book was inspired by European refugees, and it is a bit of Steinbeck's propaganda during the early days of World War II. While some American critics faulted the novel for its sympathetic portrayals of Nazi soldiers, the book was widely popular in Europe. "The Moon is Down" was distributed by the resistance fighters in Europe, and was even banned in Italy. The penalty for reading the book was death. As Dr. Winter and Joseph talk about time, occupations, and machines, Dr. Winter says, "They hurry toward their destiny as though it would not wait. They push the rolling world along with their shoulders." Only one of the soldiers has ever experienced war before, and even Colonel Lanser is under the illusion that he will avoid the inevitable terror of war-time occupation. "Lanser had been in Belgium and France twenty years before," Steinbeck writes, "and he tried not to think what he knew--that war is treachery and hatred, the muddling of incompetent generals, the torture and killings and sickness and tiredness, until at last it is over and nothing has changed except for new weariness and new hatreds." In his fast-paced, dialogue-ridden, play-like style, Steinbeck creates a hopeless situation. The soldiers gradually go mad, or they die mysterious deaths as they go out alone, searching for human companionship and kindness. It becomes obvious to the villagers that resistance is not futile. As their collaborative hatred grows, and as martyrs are made of their most-beloved citizens, the people become a force. Dr. Winter says, "all invaded people want to resist." And Mayor Orden says, "I am a little man and this is a little man, but there must be a spark in little men that can burst into flame." It's much more than about simply living or dying, winning or losing. The book forces the reader to reevaluate conceptions of humanity and justice. Condition: Book plate on front paste down. In a professionally restored, price clipped jacket else very good in a better than very good jacket.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking Press, 1942. First printing. Hardcover. Near Very Good/Very Good+. 188 pp. Price of $2.00 on front flap of jacket. First issue with the correct first issue dust jacket ($2.00 price and untrimmed corners). Ahearn APG 018c. Goldstone and Payne A16. A Near Very Good book with some pushing to the binding resulting in slight warping to the boards, a former owner's bookplate, and a former owner's address label on the front pastedown; dust jacket is Very Good+ with minor wear and rubbing.

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The Moon Is Down [First Issue]

STEINBECK, John

New York: Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. First Issue, with large period between "talk" and "this" on p.112 and no mention of printer on copyright page. Octavo; blue cloth with titling and rule stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 188pp. Topstain faded, with mild offsetting to gutters and a little dustiness along the joints; Near Fine. Dustjacket is printed on rough paper, with the $2.00 price unclipped, corners untrimmed and rear flap edge trimmed close to text. Lightly rubbed at extremities, with some faint hand-soil and a touch of sunning at spine; Very Good+. Basis for the 1943 film directed by Irving Pichel. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A16b. MORROW 148.

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The Moon is Down

John Steinbeck

The Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition/DJ Good. First Published in March 1942 on copyright page no additional printing mentioned. First state with error of dot between "talk" and "this" on page 112, line 11. DJ is not clipped and price $2.00. DJ is in protective mylar. The colors to the DJ are bright. There is some light sunning to spine of DJ. There is some light rubbing to folds of DJ. The boards are bright and clean. There is a bookplate on on front paste down. The pages are clean and unmarked.

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The Moon is Down

Steinbeck, John

Viking Press First edition, later issue. Top edge of pages blue; pg 112, line 11 - period dropped between ' talk' & 'this.' Book near fine, with very slight wear at spine ends, slight discoloration on end-papers. DJ price-clipped, slight rubbing at spine ends and corners, slight discoloration on spine and back, else near fine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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THE MOON IS DOWN

John Steinbeck

New York: Viking. 1942. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. All four corners clipped. Wear to spine ends and to edges of jacket. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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THE MOON IS DOWN

Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking Press. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1942. First Edition. Softcover. Wear & chipping to DJ. Browning to endpapers; First edition, first issue. Dot on page 112, no mention of printer on copyright page, 'first published...' notation ; 8vo; 188 pages .

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THE MOON IS DOWN

JOHN STEINBECK

NEW YORK: THE VIKING PRESS, 1942. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 188 Pp. FIRST EDITION. SECOND STATE. BOOK DESCRIPTION: BLUE CLOTH HARDBOUND, BLIND STAMPED DESIGN/TITLE ON FRONT BOARD, SILVER GILT STAMPED TITLE ON SPINE COVER, PICTORAL DUST JACKET. DIMENSIONS: 7 9/16" x 5 1/8" x 15/16." BOOK CONDITION: FINE; OWNERSHIP LABEL PASTED TO BOARD PAGE. DUST JACKET CONDITION: VERY GOOD; CHIPPED SPINE CROWN/HEEL.

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The Moon is Down. [True first edition].

Steinbeck, John.

New York:: The Viking Press,, 1942.. First edition. True first edition with ÒFirst published in March 1942Ó and the period between talk and this - on page 112.. Hardcover.. Publishers blue cloth, blind stamped to cover and title to spine, minor bump to spine ends, inner margins of endpapers with light browning, ÒAnnie Laurie WilliamsÕ film agent ink-stamp to bottom of first blank, esle book is clean and crisp, excellent. Illustrated dust jacket with some minor chipping/rubbing to corners, small piece lacking at bottom of spine (see pictures), inside flaps not clipped, 2.00 price present, overall very good plus and presents well in new protective mylar. A chance to own an original first edition of a classic Steinbeck at a very affordable price.

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Price: $225.00