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Steinbeck | John

Grapes of Wrath

First Edition | First Printing



First edition, first printing of the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, in the publisher’s first state dust jacket.

Octavo, [6], 619pp. [1]. Publisher’s gray cloth covers, illustrated end papers with “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Stated “first published in April 1939” on copyright page. Yellow top stain, with light foxing leafends, solid binding, internally clean. Faint offsetting to rear endpaper from dust jacket. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, with “First Edition” and $2.75 retail price on front flap, archival Japanese tissue repair to reinforce hinge at spine, toning to spine, bright illustrations, a very good example. Housed in custom blue leather clamshell, title in gilt on spine. (Goldstone & Payne, A12a) An attractive example.

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. Dust jacket designed by Elmer Hader.

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Location Published

New York


The Viking Press


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


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