New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First edition. Near Fine in Very Good. dust jacket First printing/state. A Near Fine copy of book with minor spotting to the top-stain, but generally clean and unmarked. Dust jacket Very Good with a few short tears closed with tape on the verso and spine a trifle faded. Photo on rear panel shows the author looking towards the spine of the book. Steinbeck’s most moving novella portraying the devastation to one family after finding a valuable pearl. Additional images available upon request.