The Log from the Sea of Cortez - With a New Prefatory Section: “About Ed Ricketts” -
1951 - Viking Press, New York - First Thus : separate "Log" portion issue & first appearance of "About Ed Ricketts"
Being the Narrative Portion of Sea of Cortez, the report of the Steinbeck=Ricketts expedition in the Gulf of California.
Steinbeck is known to have said he liked this book best of his work. The narrative portion of the book, Sea of Cortez, by Steinbeck & Edward F. Ricketts, was published in 1941, this is the first appearance of "About Ed Ricketts" by Steinbeck.