First edition of the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, in first state dust jacket. Octavo, 619pp. Original gray cloth covers, illustrated end papers with “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Tight bindings and clean pages, with light age toning. Original dust jacket, with “First Edition” on front flap, lower corner. Unclipped with $2.75 price tag on front flap, light toning to spine. Chipping to dust jacket along top edge of spine, impacting “The” on spine.
Comments: Winner of the National Book Award for fiction and the Pulitzer Prize. This book follows the story of a poor family of tenant farmers through the economic turmoil of the Great Depression. An important piece of American literature.