THE GRAPES OF WRATH, by John Steinbeck - 1939 [1st ed., 1st printing]


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The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck 

First edition, first printing.  New York:  The Viking Press, 1939  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition.

  • Tan cloth covers have illustration and title in brown ink. 
  • Boards show some smudges, stains, edgewear.  Corners are bumped and frayed.  See photos. 
  • Spine has brown text and is darkened with chipped, frayed ends.  See photos. 
  • Binding is intact; some signs of separation at title page.  See photos.  
  • Pastedowns and feps are illustrated with sheet music from The Battle Hymn of the Republic.  Feps have moderate foxing, some staining.  See photos.    
  • Interior is gently age-toned, exhibits scattered foxing, a few marks, a faint tide line at lower right corner.  See photos.  
  • Text block edges are foxed. 
  • PS2023.1115

619 pages. 5.5 x 8 inches

First appearance of the best-known novel by John Steinbeck (1902-1968),  American writer and winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature.  Viking produced a book to sit well in the hand; this copy has been read and part of somebody's library, but not abused.  The type is crisp and readable. 

First published April 1939.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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