Advance review copy of Once There Was A War, identical to the true first issue from The Viking Press in 1958.
Octavo, xxi, 233pp. Brown paper boards, light green cloth spine, title stamped in red on spine. First edition statement on copyright page. Top edge dyed red. This copy appears unread. In the publisher’s fine, first issue dust jacket, $3.95 on front flap, short closed tear to top edge of rear panel, bright illustrations and vibrant colors on the spine. Laid-in “Review Copy” card from The Viking Press, with publicity photographs. A fine example.
Once There Was A War is a collection of articles by John Steinbeck, while he served as a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune in 1943.