New York: Viking Press, 1957. First Edition; uncorrected galley proof; spiral-bound in wrappers with publisher's labels on the upper cover; publication date changed in pencil to April from March, and published price changed in pen to $3.00 from $2.95; only very minor wear; an excellent example. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to a buyer for a book shop chain, "Dear _____ , I couldn't help this. It just came bailing out. I hope it amuses you. Yours, John Steinbeck." A rare proof.