New York: John Day Company, 1965. Limited Edition, unnumbered/1000. Octavo, 316 pages; VG; 1/4 bound in ivory leatherette spine, gilt decoration and lettering, blue marbled boards; top edge of text block gilt; no dust jacket as issued; specially bound edition of The Good Earth, Limited to 1,000 copies is part of the selected works of Pearl S. Buck created in honor of the author's eightieth birthday, This is Copy Number unnumbered, June 1972; shelved case 6.
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The Good Earth was first published in 1931 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. The best-selling novel in the United States in both 1931 and 1932 was an influential factor in Buck's winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.