First edition of Into the Valley by John Hersey.
Octavo, 138pp. Red cloth, title printed in black on spine, title on front cover with illustration. Top edge dyed red. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. In publisher’s first state dust jacket, $2.00 on front flap, light chipping along edges, sunning to spine, otherwise bright. Includes a laid-in invitation to the Hotchkiss Dinner at the Yale Club, where Hersey was scheduled to speak.
Into the Valley was John Hersey’s second work, following Men on Bataan. His next book, A Bell for Adano, would earn him the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1945.