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    John Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: The Viking Press, [1939].

    First edition. A small card reading "John Steinbeck" is laid in, but does not appear to be authentically signed by the author. Octavo. 619 pages.

    Publisher's beige cloth with brown wraparound illustration. Top edge stained yellow. Foxing present on front and rear pastedown and page edges. Dust jacket displays correct "$2.75" original price and "First Edition" printed in lower corner. Restoration work has been done to the jacket, repairing tears and filling numerous chips and edge wear. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

    A near fine copy that would please any collector not averse to a professionally-restored dust jacket.


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    October, 2008
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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