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The Grapes of Wrath INSCRIBED by the Author
The Viking Press, New York 1939 - "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. First edition, Presentation Copy. Inscribed on the title page by the author- "For Muriel Lockhart/ with good luck/ John Steinbeck/ 1946". Published by The Viking Press, New York, 1939. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940. Small octavo [5.5" x 8.25"], 619 pp. With "Battle Hymn of the Republic" illustrations present on the endpapers and paste-downs. With an early printing dust jacket, the number of which cannot be determined due to the lower front flap having been clipped. It is still from an issue printed in 1939-40 because of the $2.75 price on the top of the front flap. The dust jacket is in near fine condition. The panels and spine are extremely well preserved with the colorful illustration still vibrant. The book is in good condition. Hardbound in the publisher's original oatmeal cloth with maroon illustrations to the boards and lettering at the spine. The board corners are worn and the edges scuffed. Gentle sunning to the spine. Some browning at the gutters. Small indentations to the preliminary pages and first 45 pages of text or so. Tears at page 5. Page 23 has blue markings and notations. Last half of textblock has light dampstaining to the lower margin. A good presentation copy of this award-winning novel by one of America's greatest writers. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(D10-30) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books]
Last Found On: 2013-12-03           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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