FIRST PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 1938 is stated on the copyright page with no other statements of subsequent printings. 1938 is also present on the title page. Boards are brick colored cloth with oatmeal cloth spine. Back of dust jacket has no text.
The dust jacket was illustrated by Elmer Hader, who also illustrated the dust jacket for The Grapes of Wrath.
Picture of the 1938 first edition dust jacket for The Long Valley.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Long Valley.
Picture of dust jacket where original $2.50 price is found for The Long Valley.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Long Valley.
Picture of the first edition Viking boards for The Long Valley.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Long Valley.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Long Valley.
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