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The Pearl. - Steinbeck, John - 1947. 
New York: Viking Press, 1947. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Light rubbing, near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with Steinbeck looking to the left on the rear panel. Drawings by Jose Clemente Orozco. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.
[Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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