Viking Press, 1941, FIRST EDITION, first printing. Very good condition, book is tight and text / photo pages very clean throughout, library identity embossed on one page and a few small numbers, residue from pocket removal in back. Original dust jacket not price clipped, back panel is complete with edge wear, front panel has tear tape repaired and two large chips on top and bottom edge, spine panel has large chips top and bottom. Extensively illustrated with photographs on virtually every page. Story of life in a Mexican village includes 136 b&w photos from the film of the same name by Rosa Harvan Kline and Alexander Hackensmid, the film story and script were written by John Steinbeck as was the text which accompanies each photo in this edition. Film was directed by Herbert Kline, Hackensmid was co-director and director of photography, the film was narrated by Burgess Meredith. The non-fiction text of Steinbeck is as to be expected from one of the greatest writers in the Englsih language. A wonderful and increasingly rare war time Steinbeck. 143 pages.