A Near Fine Copy of a Great American Novel
STEINBECK, John. Grapes of Wrath. New York: The Viking Press , [1939].
First edition. Octavo (8 x 5 3/8 inches; 203 x 137 mm). [vi], 619, [3, blank] pp. In publisher's dust jacket illustrated by Elmer Hader.

Publisher's original beige cloth. Boards and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in reddish-brown. Top edge dyed yellow. Endpapers with a portion of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" printed in reddish-brown. A near fine copy. In an about fine dust jacket. Jacket with "First Edition" slug on front flap and with the printed price of $2.75. Jacket spine edges a bit rubbed and the jacket top edge of back cover with some very minor creasing to top edge. Overall an about fine copy.

This novel, about the trials and tribulations of the Joad family, forced to migrate from the Depression-era "dust-bowl" of Oklahoma to California. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1940, and remains one of the most beloved American novels of all time.

Goldstone & Payne A12a.

HBS # 67747 $7,500