Steinbeck | John

The Grapes of Wrath

First Edition | Second Printing



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First edition, second printing of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, in the publisher’s exceptional dust jacket.

Octavo, [6], 619pp. [1]. Publisher’s gray cloth covers, illustrated end papers with “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Stated “Second Printing Before Publication” on copyright page. Top edge dyed blue, with faint soiling to leafends, solid binding, internally clean. In the publisher’s second state dust jacket, with “360th Thousand” and $2.75 retail price on front flap, free of restoration, a touch of wear to head of spine, exceptionally bright illustrations, a near fine example. (Goldstone & Payne, A12a)

Arguably the best example of The Grapes of Wrath we’ve brought to market.

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, Second Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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