New York: Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. First Issue, with large period between "talk" and "this" on p.112 and no mention of printer on copyright page. Octavo; blue cloth with titling and rule stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 188pp. Topstain faded, with mild offsetting to gutters and a little dustiness along the joints; Near Fine. Dustjacket is printed on rough paper, with the $2.00 price unclipped, corners untrimmed and rear flap edge trimmed close to text. Lightly rubbed at extremities, with some faint hand-soil and a touch of sunning at spine; Very Good+. Basis for the 1943 film directed by Irving Pichel. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A16b. MORROW 148.