First Edition of Steinbeck's Classic Novel of the Great DepressionJohn Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: The Viking Press, .
First edition. Octavo. 619 pages.
Publisher's beige cloth with illustration and titles stamped in dark red. "Battle Hymn of the Republic" endpapers. Publisher's pale mustard yellow stain to top edge. Faint quarter-sized discoloration to front board. Slight darkening to spine and joints. Contents clean and bright. Dust jacket has $2.75 price at top of front flap. Bottom corner of front flap has been clipped, but as reviews are not present on the front flap, this appears to be the first issue dust jacket. Jacket is lightly chipped at spine ends and flap folds. Some rubbing to spine and along folds; a shallow vertical crease to center of spine runs the length of the book. A fine copy in a lightly worn dust jacket.
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